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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Polonia Settlers Monument and War Memorial (Polonia, RM of Rosedale)

A trio of monuments in the village of Polonia in the Rural Municipality of Rosedale commemorate the settlers of this region and local residents who were killed during military service.

Polonia Settlers Monument and War Memorial

Polonia Settlers Monument and War Memorial (July 2017)
Source: Neil Christoffersen

Site Location (lat/long): N50.38874, W99.62159
denoted by symbol on the map above

First World War





Birth Date

Death Date

George Kolesar


5th Battalion, Canadian Infantry


6 April 1895

2 June 1916

Second World War




Birth Date

Death Date

Alvin Roy Jackson
[McCreary, Neepawa]

419 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Pilot Officer

22 April 1924

26 August 1944

Joseph Kaspryzk

North Nova Scotia Highlanders, Royal Canadian Infantry Corps


6 August 1915

17 September 1944

Charles Kolesar

4 Field Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery


28 July 1905

23 August 1944

Peter Pasowysty

Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry, Royal Canadian Infantry Corps


6 August 1915

20 September 1944

Metro Porosiuk

Westminster Regiment (Motor), Royal Canadian Infantry Corps


6 April 1905

26 September 1944

Charles John Prawdzik

415 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Flying Officer

23 August 1921

13 October 1944


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 (

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).

This page was prepared by Neil Christoffersen and Darryl Toews.

Page revised: 15 July 2017

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