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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Christ Church Anglican (138 Memorial Avenue North, Russell, Municipality of Russell-Binscarth)

This Anglican church at Russell, in the Municipality of Russell-Binscarth, was built in 1963 to replace a building dating from 1889.

A grey marble memorial tablet containing the names of twenty-six members of the congregation who fell during the First World War was unveiled at a ceremony on the afternoon of 27 April 1919. It is stored inside the church.

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Christ Church Anglican at Russell (February 2020)
Source: George Penner

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First World War memorial tablet in Christ Church Anglican at Russell (February 2020)
Source: V. Beelaert

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.78017, W101.28447
denoted by symbol on the map above

First World War Casualties

Name

Occupation

Service

Rank

Birth Date

Death Date

Sidney Edwin Allen
[Russell]

Farmer

1st Battalion, Canadian Machine Gun Corps

Private

18 October 1894

14 August 1918

Charles Albert Ballard
[Russell]

Farmer

1st Canadian Mounted Rifles

Private

4 December 1894

5 June 1916

James Pickard Bell
[Russell]

Tailor

43rd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

10 July 1888

8 October 1916

Russell Heath Boulton
[Brandon Armoury, Law Society, Russell]

Barrister-at-Law

3rd Battalion, Canadian Engineers

Lieutenant

24 February 1884

14 August 1918

Ernest Bray
[Russell]

Farmer

5th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

20 May 1891

15 August 1917

George Brown
[Russell]

Farmer

43rd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

6 January 1881

26 October 1917

Herbert Brumage
[Russell]

Farmer

16th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

12 July 1892

1 October 1918

Leonard Burley
[Russell]

Grain Buyer

1st Canadian Mounted Rifles

Lance Corporal

2 May 1882

2 June 1916

Lionel Charles
[Russell]

Farm Laborer

45th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

29 August 1894

22 February 1917

Anthony Dennis Cope
[Russell]

Student

8th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Lieutenant

21 March 1897

28 September 1918

Harry Cope
[Russell]

Printer

8th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

8 May 1895

12 September 1915

Robert Devlin
[Russell]

Butcher

43rd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Lance Sergeant

8 July 1895

29 August 1918

Harold Douglas
[Russell]

Laborer

78th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1 February 1892

21 August 1917

Albert Edward Eardley
[Brandon Armoury, Russell, Salvation Army]

Contractor

16th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

10 June 1878

8 October 1916

George Richard Elliott
[Moline, Neepawa]

Railroader

43rd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

4 May 1896

24 October 1917

John Albert Hall
[Russell]

Cook & Farmer

78th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

7 May 1883

2 September 1918

Charles Lloyd Lee
[Russell]

Farmer

1st Canadian Mounted Rifles

Private

14 December 1896

2 June 1916

Spencer Herbert Lewis
[Russell, Selkirk, Union Bank]

Bank Manager - Union Bank of Canada

1st Canadian Mounted Rifles

Captain

4 August 1885

5 June 1916

John William McAndrew
[Russell]

Section Man

16th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

21 January 1891

9 October 1916

David Nixon
[Russell]

Farmer

27th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

18 April 1888

10 April 1917

Edward Allen Seeback
[Russell]

Laborer

27th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

11 November 1883

26 August 1918

Albert Thickett
[Russell]

Farmer

1st Canadian Mounted Rifles

Private

30 June 1895

10 April 1917

Henry Lawrence Wadland
[Russell]

Laborer

16th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

20 March 1884

10 November 1917

James Miller Wallace
[Russell]

High School Teacher

43rd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Lieutenant

5 June 1888

27 August 1918

David Williams
[Russell]

Laborer

78th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

16 January 1885

21 August 1917

William Woods
[Rossburn, Russell]

Farmer

16th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

18 January 1883

21 May 1918

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Russell Anglican Rectory (128 Memorial Avenue North, Russell, Municipality of Russell-Binscarth)

Sources:

“Memorial Tablet at Christ Church,” Russell Banner, 1 May 1919, page 7.

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).

We thank V. Beelaert for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by George Penner, Darryl Toews, and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 7 April 2021

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