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Historic Sites of Manitoba: St. Claude War Memorial and Old Cemetery (St. Claude, RM of Grey)

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In 1921, a cenotaph was erected in St. Claude adjacent to the community’s old cemetery on the site the sanctuary for the first Catholic church. Sculpted by St. Boniface artist Nicolas Pirotton, the project was the local branch of the Great War Veterans Association. It was dedicated at a ceremony on 14 July 1921 to soldiers who have fallen during the First World War, and subsequent plaques recognize those who have fallen in the Second World War and other conflicts around the world. The village’s war memorial features a stone statue of Marshall Ferdinand Foch (1851-1929), a French military leader of the First World War, flanked by French and Canadian soldiers.

The monument was later restored with contributions from the Canada Department of Veterans Affairs, French Ministry of Defense and Veterans Affairs, Royal Canadian Legion (St. Claude Branch No. 37), Village of St. Claude, L’Union nationale française du Manitoba, and private donations. A re-dedication ceremony was held on 17 July 2011.

St. Claude War Memorial

St. Claude War Memorial (October 2013)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

St. Claude Old Cemetery

St. Claude Old Cemetery (October 2013)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.65663, W98.34507
denoted by symbol on the map above

First World War

Name

Occupation

Service

Rank

Birth Date

Death Date

Henri Edmond Billard
[St. Boniface]

?

102e Régiment d’Infanterie, French Army

Soldat de 2e classe

20 April 1891

24 February 1915

Marie Georges Edgard Boille
[St. Boniface]

Farmer

28e Régiment d’Infanterie, French Army

Soldat 2e Classe

4 May 1877

7 January 1915

Albert Théodore Aristide Bray
[St. Boniface]

Farm Labourer

51e Régiment D’Infanterie, French Army

Caporal

29 November 1889

8 November 1914

William Dupuis
[Ritchot]

Farmer

22nd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

9 March 1881

16 August 1918

Joseph Marie Elliot
[St. Boniface]

?

65 Régiment d'Infanterie French Army

Soldat de 2e classe

7 May 1891

6 October 1915

Alexandre Enault
[St. Boniface]

Farmer

68e Régiment d'Infanterie, French Army

Soldat de 2e Classe

11 December 1890

3 May 1916

Théophile Alexandre Guichard

Farmer

125e Régiment d'Infanterie French Army

Soldat

22 August 1880

3 September 1916

Charles Victor Jacquot
[St. Boniface]

Farmer

27e Régiment D’Infanterie, French Army

Soldat de 2e classe

23 November 1890

24 July 1916

Pierre Marie Le Calvé
[St. Boniface]

Farmer

35e Régiment d'Artillerie, French Army

2e Cannonier

28 June 1879

14 April 1920

Henri Constant Leveque
[St. Boniface]

Wine Maker

64e Régiment d'Infanterie, French Army

Soldat

15 November 1886

12 June 1915

Jean Louis Magnin
[St. Boniface]

Labourer

21e Régiment d'Infanterie, French Army

Soldat

16 December 1892

24 August 1914

François Albert Mazurat
[St. Boniface]

Cattle Dealer

97e Régiment d'Infanterie, French Army

Soldat 2e Classe

24 October 1895

25 September 1915

Pierre (Peter) Ouillette

Farmer

78th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

15 February 1884

30 October 1917

Julien Philippe
[St. Boniface]

Farmer

118e Régiment d'Infanterie, French Army

Soldat

6 February 1893

21 March 1915

Joseph Porrot

Farmer

44 d'Infanterie Coloniale, French Army

Soldat 2e Classe

18 September 1885

9 August 1915

Louis Savard

Farmer

1st Canadian Mounted Rifles

Private

15 November 1876

10 April 1917

Marius Fernand Léon Theo
[St. Boniface]

Domestic Servant

128e Régiment d'Infanterie, French Army

Soldat

11 March 1888

30 October 1914

Albert Vandel
[St. Boniface]

Farmer

44e Régiment d'Infanterie, French Army

Soldat de 2e classe

23 March 1892

11 January 1920

Louis Emile Vandel

Farmer

171e Régiment d'Infanterie, French Army

Soldat 2e Classe

23 June 1876

4 January 1915

Second World War

Name

Service

Rank

Birth Date

Death Date

Elbert Frank Parker

408 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Pilot Officer

1909

28 July 1943

Adrian Steve Leroux

429 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Pilot Officer

1925

5 March 1945

Bosnia

Name

Service

Rank

Birth Date

Death Date

Christopher Holopina

2nd Combat Engineer Regiment

Able Seaman

1973

4 July 1996

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: 20 October 2019

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