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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Shilo Sundial Memorial (CFB Shilo, RM of North Cypress)

This sundial at Canadian Forces Base Shilo, in the Rural Municipality of North Cypress, was erected as a memorial for 17 soldiers of the Second Regiment, Royal Canadian Horse Artillery, who died enroute to Fort Lewis, Washington in one of Canada’s worst railway collisions, at Canoe River, British Columbia on 21 November 1950.

Shilo Sundial Memorial (August 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N49.80610, W99.64361
denoted by symbol on the map above

Names on the Monument

Name

Service

Rank

Birth Date

Death Date

Arden Joseph Atchison

Royal Canadian Horse Artillery

Gunner

15 May 1926

21 November 1950

Weldon Eugene Barkhouse

Royal Canadian Artillery

Gunner

12 June 1928

21 November 1950

Norman William Carroll

Royal Canadian Artillery

Gunner

?

21 November 1950

Frederick William Conway

Royal Canadian Artillery

Gunner

4 November 1925

21 November 1950

Robert Arthur Craig

Royal Canadian Horse Artillery

Gunner

28 August 1928

21 November 1950

Austin Emery George

Royal Canadian Artillery

Gunner

4 December 1920

21 November 1950

Urbain Joseph Levesque

Royal Canadian Artillery

Gunner

8 June 1920

21 November 1950

Robert William Manley

Royal Canadian Horse Artillery

Gunner

5 May 1931

21 November 1950

Basil Patrick McKeown

Royal Canadian Horse Artillery

Gunner

2 April 1931

21 November 1950

Albert William Orr

Royal Canadian Artillery

Gunner

15 February 1920

21 November 1950

David Owens

Royal Canadian Artillery

Gunner

13 March 1931

9 December 1950

Leslie Albert Snow

Royal Canadian Artillery

Gunner

15 September 1924

21 November 1950

Albert George Stroud

Royal Canadian Artillery

Gunner

5 August 1928

21 November 1950

Joseph Thistle

Royal Canadian Horse Artillery

Gunner

20 August 1905

21 November 1950

James Milo Wenkert

Royal Canadian Artillery

Bombardier

21 October 1928

21 November 1950

James Joseph White

Royal Canadian Artillery

Gunner

11 May 1927

21 November 1950

William David Wright

Royal Canadian Artillery

Gunner

5 September 1930

21 November 1950

Sources:

“Death toll rises to 20: 12 soldiers known dead; 61 hurt in train crash”, Winnipeg Free Press, 22 November 1950, page 1.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 17 December 2011

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