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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Salvation Army Church (9 Princess Avenue East, Brandon)

A plaque inside the Salvation Army Church on Princess Avenue East in Brandon, commemorating members of the church killed during the First World War, was originally unveiled in the Salvation Army Citadel on 10 November 1930, at a ceremony attended by MP David Wilson Beaubier. It was subsequently moved here, along with a second plaque for a Second World War casualty.

First World War commemorative plaque in the Salvation Army church at Brandon

First World War commemorative plaque in the Salvation Army church at Brandon
Source: Salvation Army Brandon

Second World War commemorative plaque in the Salvation Army church at Brandon

Second World War commemorative plaque in the Salvation Army church at Brandon
Source: Salvation Army Brandon

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.84705, W99.93865
denoted by symbol on the map above

First World War

Name

Occupation

Service

Rank

Birth Date

Death Date

Albert Edward Eardley
[Brandon Armoury, Russell]

Contractor

16th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

10 June 1878

8 October 1916

John Henry Edworthy

Janitor

16th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

16 November 1882

4 September 1916

Frederick Joseph Gittings

Farmer (now Salvation Army Captain)

116th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

22 February 1885

8 August 1918

Franklin Saunby
[Melita, Melita School]

Farmer

1st Canadian Mounted Rifles

Private

25 June 1896

24 July 1916

Philip William Symons

Clerk

45th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

28 February 1891

17 October 1918

Frederick George Yarlett
[Brandon Armoury]

Messenger

The Fort Garry Horse

Private

13 June 1898

2 April 1918

Second World War

Name

Service

Rank

Birth Date

Death Date

Peter Wityck

405 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Flight Sergeant

2 February 1922

5 January 1942

See also:

Manitoba Organization: Salvation Army

Sources:

“Unveiled Memorial,” Brandon Daily Sun, 11 November 1930, page 14.

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 Salvation Army Brandon for providing information used here.

This page was prepared by Darryl Toews.

Page revised: 20 December 2019

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