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Historic Sites of Manitoba: St. John’s Anglican Cathedral and Cemetery (135 Anderson Avenue, Winnipeg)

St. John’s is the oldest Anglican parish west of the Great Lakes. The graveyard around the massive church contains a veritable “Who’s Who” of Manitoba society from the 1800s through the present. A plaque, installed at the southwest corner of the Cathedral building in 1988 by the Manitoba Heritage Council, recognizes the long-term use of the site by the Anglican Church. The present Cathedral building was erected in 1926 on a design by local architects Gilbert Parfitt and Edgar Prain. The building is a municipally-designated historic site. Inside the church is a list of parishioners killed during military service in the First World War.

Among the noteworthy people buried in this cemetery are the following: James A. M. Aikins, William F. Alloway, James H. Ashdown, E. L. Barber, Douglas Cameron, Edward L. Drewry, William Sandford Evans, Colin Inkster, John Inkster, Alexander Logan, William F. Luxton, Hugh John Macdonald, Robert Machray, Samuel P. Matheson, J. D. McArthur, Andrew McDermot, Augustus M. Nanton, John Norquay, John C. Schultz, Margaret Scott, David A. Stewart, William Whyte, and Errick F. Willis.

St. John’s Anglican Cathedral and Cemetery

St. John’s Anglican Cathedral and Cemetery (2010)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Interior of St. John’s Anglican Cathedral

Interior of St. John’s Anglican Cathedral (2016)
Source: Desiree Rolfe

Royal Winnipeg Rifles monument in the St. John’s Anglican Cemetery

Royal Winnipeg Rifles monument in the St. John’s Anglican Cemetery (June 2019)
Source: Darryl Toews

Plaque inside the St. John’s Anglican Cathedral for First World War casualties

Plaque inside the St. John’s Anglican Cathedral for First World War casualties (December 2019)
Source: Darryl Toews

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.92081, W97.12420
denoted by symbol on the map above

First World War

Name

Occupation

Service

Rank

Birth Date

Death Date

Lestock Handley Adams

Master at St. John's College

1st Battalion, Rifle Brigade, British Army

Lieutenant

10 September 1887

22 April 1918

John Henry Allen
[Next of Kin]

Clerk

44th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

20 August 1897

25 October 1916

Oswald Ballendine
[Next of Kin]

Lather

44th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

9 August 1887

2 September 1918

J. Bevan

?

?

?

?

?

Harold Edward Black

Customs Clerk

78th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

11 June 1894

19 November 1917

James Basil Fean Broadbelt
[Next of Kin]

Civil Engineer

2nd Company, Canadian Machine Gun Corps

Private

23 November 1883

3 June 1916

Felix William Burton

Farmer

85th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

2 July 1895

27 June 1917

Ernest Care

Freight Checker

16th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Corporal

30 September 1888

16 August 1917

Edward Jasper Code
[Next of Kin]

Student

4th Canadian Division Trench Mortary Battery, Canadian Field Artillery

Gunner

8 July 1898

2 September 1918

Archie Elverum
[Next of Kin]

Clerk

78th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Sergeant

28 February 1884

9 April 1917

Hubert De’Arze Gill
[Law Society, Minnedosa]

Barrister at Law

2nd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

25 November 1892

13 October 1915

James Humphreys

Gas-stoker

27th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Sergeant

7 August 1880

10 April 1917

John Kelsall

Clerk

5th Siege Battery, Canadian Garrison Artillery

Gunner

19 December 1889

4 March 1918

Reginald Alexander Leonard

Printer

Canadian Field Artillery

Gunner

23 August 1895

1 December 1918

Charles Knight Lloyd
[Next of Kin]

Commercial Traveler

8th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

29 February 1892

29 September 1918

William Murison
[Next of Kin]

Car Conductor

1st Canadian Mounted Rifles

Private

11 November 1891

24 June 1917

George Newsome Murray

Cashier

Canadian Field Artillery

Bombardier

2 September 1895

28 August 1918

Cyril Hodnett Pierce
[Next of Kin]

Printer

8th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

17 June 1897

14 June 1916

John Prendergast Roberts
[Next of Kin, Vimy Ridge]

Banker

44th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

12 November 1895

31 March 1917

A. Rogers

?

?

?

?

?

Harry Rutland

Clerk

Canadian Army Service Corps

Private

4 February 1894

15 April 1920

Sidney Francis Salmon
[Next of Kin]

Telegraph Operator

Lord Strathcona's Horse

Private

18 March 1895

2 April 1918

John Edward Severn
[Pembina Crossing]

At College

16th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Sergeant

16 February 1899

4 October 1918

Vernon Nicholl Severn
[Pembina Crossing]

Banking

43rd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Lieutenant

28 May 1890

26 October 1917

William Smith

?

?

?

?

?

Alexander Souter
[Next of Kin]

Poster

5th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

2 November 1895

18 October 1916

Robert Edmund Struthers
[Law Society, Next of Kin]

Student at Law

27th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

7 August 1890

12 August 1918

Spencer Edward Waugh
[Next of Kin, St. Andrews, Selkirk]

Fireman

44th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

8 October 1891

25 October 1916

John Reginald Wigginton
[Next of Kin]

Clerk

78th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Sergeant

8 December 1895

30 October 1917

See also:

A History in Stone: A Self-Guided Tour of the Historic Graveyard of St. John’s Cathedral” (PDF format)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Birthplace of the Anglican Church in Western Canada Plaque (135 Anderson Avenue, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Royal Winnipeg Rifles North West Rebellion, 1885 Monument (135 Anderson Avenue, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: St. Paul’s Anglican Church (Middlechurch, RM of West St. Paul)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: St. Andrew’s-on-the-Red Anglican Church and Cemetery (RM of St. Andrews)

Cathedral Church of St. John, MHS Centennial Organization.

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Provincially Designated Historic Sites

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Municipally Designated Historic Sites

Sources:

A list of burials in this cemetery is available from the Manitoba Genealogical Society, including a searchable online database available to members at the MGS Manitoba Name Index (MANI). Some additional information is contained in the 1996 MGS publication Carved in Stone: Manitoba Cemeteries and Burial Sites, revised edition, Special Projects Publication, 106 pages.

Information for this page was provided by The City of Winnipeg’s Planning, Property and Development Department, which acknowledges the contribution of the Government of Manitoba through its Heritage Grants Program.

We thank Desiree Rolfe for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Darryl Toews.

Page revised: 7 December 2019

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