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War Memorials in Manitoba
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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Pierson Memorial Cemetery / Pierson War Memorial (Pierson, Municipality of Two Borders)

Link to:
First World War | Second World War | Other | Sources

Plaques on the gateposts into this cemetery, near Pierson in the Municipality of Two Borders, commemorate local residents killed during military service. They were dedicated at a ceremony on 3 August 1931.

Entrance to the Pierson Memorial Cemetery

Entrance to the Pierson Memorial Cemetery (October 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N49.17758, W101.24938
denoted by symbol on the map above

First World War

Name

Occupation

Service

Rank

Birth Date

Death Date

Kenneth Smith Anderson

Farmer

44th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1894

11 May 1917

A. Beck

?

?

Private

?

?

H. Bryant

?

?

Major

?

?

John James Clark

Farmer

44th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1886

11 May 1917

H. Cook

?

?

Sergeant

?

?

James Graham

Farmer

44th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1887

12 April 1917

Arthur Harris

Farm Labourer

27th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1 March 1884

10 July 1916

Thomas Henry Maxwell Johnson

Barber

44th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1894

12 April 1917

James Theodore Johnson

Farmer

44th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1883

12 April 1917

George Keech

Farm Labourer

5th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Corporal

1890

13 April 1917

Archibald Hugh Linton

Farmer

46th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1896

16 January 1917

John Augustus Lyng

Farmer

44th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1894

27 September 1918

Edward McDermit

Farmer

44th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1898

28 August 1918

William McDermit

Farmer

44th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1893

10 May 1917

William Hugh McQueen

Farm Labourer

44th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1893

3 June 1917

David Leslie McRae

Farm Labourer

1st Depot Battalion

Private

1895

27 September 1918

Innes Rae Melvin

Farmer

5th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

11 October 1894

2 June 1916

Edward Thomas Minshull

Farmer

45th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1892

14 October 1915

David Mundell
[Manitoba College]

Barrister

5th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Lieutenant

1883

26 May 1915

Eric Nelson Norris
[Armoury]

Butcher

27th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

8 July 1895

15 September 1916

William Lawson Taylor

Merchant

44th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1882

3 June 1917

Henry Urquhart

Farm Labourer

54th Battalion, 1st Canadian Mounted Rifles

Private

1885

15 September 1916

R. Turnbull

?

?

Private

?

?

Elmer Stewart Winchester

Farm Labourer

Canadian Infantry

Private

1897

28 August 1918

William Richard Yates

Farm Labourer

44th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1896

11 May 1917

Second World War

Name

Service

Rank

Birth Date

Death Date

Albert Douglas Philip

South Saskatchewan Regiment, Royal Canadian Infantry Corps

Private

30 October 1912

28 August 1944

Russell Rennie

Royal Winnipeg Rifles

Rifleman

4 April 1906

8 June 1944

Durward Arthur Saar

25th Armoured Delivery Regiment, Elgin Regiment, Royal Canadian Armoured Corps

Trooper

6 October 1913

8 July 1944

John H. Storey

Canadian Scottish Regiment, Royal Canadian Infantry Corps

Private

21 August 1916

12 August 1944

Sources:

A list of burials in this cemetery is available from the Manitoba Genealogical Society, including a searchable online database available to members at the MGS Manitoba Name Index (MANI). Some additional information is contained in the 1996 MGS publication Carved in Stone: Manitoba Cemeteries and Burial Sites, revised edition, Special Projects Publication, 106 pages.

For the names of First World War casualities from Manitoba who do not appear on any physical monument in the province, see the Manitoba Historical Society War Memorial. If you know of a name that is omitted from this list, please contact the MHS War Memorial Researcher Darryl Toews (darryl@mhs.mb.ca).

Soldiers of the First World War - Canadian Expeditionary Force, Library and Archives Canada.

Canadian Virtual War Memorial, Veterans Affairs Canada.

Financial support for research reported on this page was provided by the Manitoba Heritage Grants Program (2015-2016).

“Gate honoring fallen opened at Pierson,” Winnipeg Tribune, 3 August 1931, page 12.

This page was repared by Gordon Goldsborough and Darryl Toews.

Page revised: 3 February 2019

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