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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Rapid City War Memorial (Fifth Street, Rapid City, RM of Oakview)

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A monument at Rapid City in the Rural Municipality of Oakview was unveiled on 9 June 1929 to commemorate soldiers from the local area killed during military service.

Rapid City War Memorial

Rapid City War Memorial (June 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.12308, W100.03765
denoted by symbol on the map above

First World War

Name

Occupation

Service

Rank

Birth Date

Death Date

Gerald Bertram Barstow

Farmer

44th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

6 December 1891

23 August 1917

Harold Herbert Bollman
[Moline]

Farmer

226th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

13 August 1894

20 April 1917

Andrew Daniel Campbell

Clerk

27th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Corporal

22 May 1885

3 May 1917

James Hartwell Chapman

Printer

58th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1 December 1895

12 April 1917

William Merkley Chapman

Farmer

27th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

6 March 1894

17 February 1918

Alexander Chisholm

?

20th Army Troops Company, Royal Engineers

Corporal

November 1884

17 May 1915

Robert George Cuthbertson
[Moline]

Farmer

44th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

19 November 1893

30 October 1918

John Robert Forgie

Farmer

5th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

15 April 1893

15 January 1918

Joseph Gardner

Chauffeur

5th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

23 April 1896

26 September 1916

John Rennie Greig
[Moline]

Farmer

43rd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

7 December 1890

20 November 1917

Joseph Thompson Hardy

Bookkeeper

5th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

14 June 1895

15 June 1915

Victor Francis Howard Hill
[Armoury, Moline]

Farm Labourer

8th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

11 April 1898

29 September 1918

Douglas Hamilton Horner

Butcher

8th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Sergeant

27 September 1888

28 April 1917

William Henry Liddicoat

Farm Labourer

27th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

20 March 1896

6 November 1917

Robert Henry MacDonald
[Basswood]

Aviation

200th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

13 July 1897

25 May 1917

Lauchlan J. MacLean
[Basswood]

Accountant

43rd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

22 April 1883

26 October 1917

John Alexander McArthur

Farmer

16th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

10 February 1893

2 September 1918

Duncan Alexander McGregor
[Forrest]

Grain Buyer

8th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Lieutenant

19 December 1887

8 September 1916

Peter Roy McGregor
[Armoury, Brandon College]

Clerk

43rd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Corporal

15 June 1878

5 June 1916

Neil McPhail
[Basswood]

Machinist

14th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

2 February 1885

29 June 1916

Frederick Mears
[Moline]

Farmer

1st Canadian Mounted Rifles

Private

1 January 1893

2 May 1918

Arthur Frederick Millar
[Pharmacy]

Pharmacy Student

27th Squadron, Royal Air Force

Second Lieutenant

3 December 1893

14 August 1918

John Todd Muir

Farmer

16th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

4 June 1882

7 November 1917

Edmond Nixon
[Basswood, Kelwood]

Farm Labourer

27th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

27 October 1886

6 November 1917

William Ramsay
[Cardale Methodist, Oak River]

Boilermaker

5th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

2 September 1883

25 June 1916

George Huntington Ross
[Canadian Club, Law Society, Manitoba College, Next of Kin]

Barrister

16th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Captain

10 January 1874

24 April 1915

Albert Victor Scott
[Lakeside]

Bank Clerk

27th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

3 September 1897

21 August 1917

James Eales Simpson

Clerk

1st Canadian Mounted Rifles

Lance Sergeant

27 February 1889

11 August 1918

Victor John Simpson

Clerk

27th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

23 May 1894

3 May 1917

Robert McNaught Stone

Lumber Merchant

3rd Brigade, Canadian Garrison Artillery

Gunner

27 July 1885

10 October 1918

Frank Thompson

Coach Builder

27th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

9 December 1888

15 September 1916

Frederick Josiah Tingley DCM

Farmer

5th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

11 April 1888

3 October 1917

John Gordon Turriff

Assistant Agent (CPR)

27th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Corporal

25 June 1895

25 June 1918

Robert George Tuttle

Farmer

27th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

20 July 1890

8 April 1918

Wallie Thomas Tuttle

Farmer

Canadian Infantry

Private

30 August 1895

20 July 1918

Reuben James Underhill
[Moline, Next of Kin, Norwood Methodist]

Student

Royal Air Force

Lieutenant

18 August 1890

22 February 1919

Harry Gilbert Van Brunt

Glazer

16th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

24 March 1892

7 September 1918

William Charles White

Milling

27th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

22 May 1896

3 May 1917

William Winstanley

Engineer

85th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

13 April 1896

29 September 1918

Second World War

Name

Service

Rank

Birth Date

Death Date

Alexander John Anderson
[Basswood]

61 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Pilot Officer

1922

26 August 1944

William Argo
[Oakville]

Royal Canadian Air Force

Sergeant

30 August 1922

29 January 1943

Leonard William Birkinshaw

407 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Flight Officer

8 May 1913

20 January 1943

Ronald James Christie

Royal Canadian Artillery

Gunner

18 June 1921

5 June 1942

Ronald Clark East

420 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Flight Officer

31 May 1922

22 July 1943

Austin Ralph Fuller

Royal Winnipeg Rifles, Royal Canadian Infantry Corps

Lance Corporal

21 October 1917

8 June 1944

Angus Beverly Harvey

50 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Flight Officer

25 April 1919

23 September 1944

Orie Frank Hyndman

179 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Pilot Officer

12 December 1922

22 February 1944

George Robert Graham Kite
[Pettapiece]

10 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Flight Officer

18 February 1922

23 September 1944

Vernon Albert Lyne

4th Princess Louise Dragoon Guards, Royal Canadian Armoured Corps

Private

7 July 1917

27 September 1944

William Douglas McKay

32 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Flight Lieutenant

14 October 1917

28 February 1944

Harold Wallace McLean

Lake Superior Regiment (Motor), Royal Canadian Infantry Corps

Lance Sergeant

22 May 1922

3 May 1945

Donald John McTavish

Lord Strathcona’s Horse (Royal Canadians), Royal Canadian Armoured Corps

Trooper

25 July 1913

24 September 1944

Mack Menzoski

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

Private

4 January 1919

9 February 1942

Gerald McTavish Milton
[Newdale, Oak River]

Royal Canadian Air Force

Aircraftman

28 September 1922

10 October 1942

Robert Percival Peters

Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada

Corporal

1 August 1908

29 July 1944

Donald Leach Riesberry

Royal Winnipeg Rifles

Lieutenant

20 February 1914

11 October 1944

Franklin Warren Rogers

Royal Canadian Artillery

Gunner

2 November 1918

10 October 1944

Gibson Ritchie Stratford
[Pettapiece, Rivers]

Royal Canadian Air Force

Pilot Officer

28 June 1919

31 May 1942

Gordon Holton L. Underhill

1st Hussars, Royal Canadian Armoured Corps

Trooper

1923

24 March 1944

Robert James Wilson

424 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Pilot Officer

23 June 1919

29 July 1943

Sources:

“War Memorial Unveiled In Very Impressive Ceremony,” Rapid City Reporter, 13 June 1929, page 8.

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).

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough, Darryl Toews, and David Ford.

Page revised: 12 June 2021

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