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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Sagkeeng War Memorial (Fort Alexander, Sagkeeng First Nation)

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This monument in the village of Fort Alexander on the Sagkeeng First Nation was erected to commemorate people from the local area who served during military conflicts during the 20th century.

Sagkeeng War Memorial

Sagkeeng War Memorial (September 2013)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N50.61521, W96.30699
denoted by symbol on the map above

First World War

Those who served included Donald Guimond and William Morrisseau.

Second World War

Those who served included Louis Canada, Gabriel Cochrane, James P. Cook, Felix A. Fontaine, Henry C. Fontaine, Lawrence Fontaine, Louis Fontaine, Antoine Guimond, George M. Guimond, James P. Guimond, Andre Martel, Lawrence P. Morrisseau, Joseph O’Laney, John R. Prince, Donald Sabiston, James Sabiston, and Andrew Sinclair.

Fatalities:

Name

Service

Rank

Birth Date

Death Date

Philip Laforte

Royal Winnipeg Rifles, Royal Canadian Infantry Corps

Rifleman

12 September 1911

7 April 1945

Edward Joseph Morrisseau

Winnipeg Grenadiers, Royal Canadian Infantry Corps

Private

2 April 1918

23 December 1945

David Hamilton Sabiston

Royal Winnipeg Rifles, Royal Canadian Infantry Corps

Rifleman

25 January 1914

12 June 1944

Korean War

Those who served included Ernest Fontaine and Leon Fontaine.

Sources:

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 and Darryl Toews.

Page revised: 2 July 2017

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