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Historic Sites of Manitoba: St. Mark’s Anglican Church, War Memorial, and Cemetery (RM of Portage la Prairie)

This church in the community of St. Mark’s in the Rural Municipality of Portage la Prairie was built in 1892. The sacristy was added in the 1920s. On the grounds near the church building is a war memorial commemorating people from the local area killed during military service.

St. Mark’s Anglican Church with war memorial in front

St. Mark’s Anglican Church with war memorial in front (July 2015)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

St. Mark’s Anglican Church

St. Mark’s Anglican Church (November 2019)
Source: George Penner

Interior of St. Mark’s Anglican Church

Interior of St. Mark’s Anglican Church (July 2015)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Interior of St. Mark’s Anglican Church

Interior of St. Mark’s Anglican Church (November 2019)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.20369, W98.05666
denoted by symbol on the map above

First World War Casualties

Name

Occupation

Service

Rank

Birth Date

Death Date

Alexander Atkinson
[Portage, St. Andrews, Selkirk]

Farmer

28th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

21 April 1873

5 June 1916

George Atkinson

Farmer

52nd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

17 December 1887

29 December 1921

Sidney David Atkinson
[Portage, St. Andrews, Selkirk]

Carpenter

1st Canadian Mounted Rifles

Private

13 September 1895

4 June 1916

Harry James Flett

Fisherman

44th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

15 March 1895

1 September 1918

Walter Flett 

Labourer

226th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

8 January 1896

11 April 1919

Albert Stanley Forbister

Fisherman

1st Canadian Mounted Rifles

Private

21 January 1895

11 February 1921

John Henry Graham
[Portage]

Engineer

1st Field Company, Canadian Engineers

Private

12 May 1893

11 June 1925

Esbrant Hiebert 

Farmer

78th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

27 March 1897

10 August 1917

John Alexander McLeod
[Portage]

Rancher

27th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Lance Corporal

4 February 1892

15 September 1916

Roger Victor Richard
[St. Eustache]

Farm Hand

52nd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

17 December 1890

3 October 1918

Roy Smith
[Portage]

Farmer

107th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

27 January 1895

2 May 1919

Maxime Joseph Albert St. Godard
[Portage, 108 Battalion]

Fisherman

16th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

9 March 1889

25 October 1918

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.

We thank Darryl Toews and George Penner for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 2 February 2020

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