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Historic Sites of Manitoba: St. Mary’s Road United Church (613 St. Mary’s Road, Winnipeg)

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The St. Mary’s Road United Church in Winnipeg, with its distinctive 92-foot spire, was built in 1958 on a design by local architect Norman Campbell Hall Russell. Plaques in its lobby list those killed in the First World War and Second World War who were parishioners of Norwood Presbyterian Church, Norwood Methodist Church, St. Vital United Church, and Norwood United Church.

On 29 February 1920, a memorial tablet honouring members of the Norwood Methodist Church who died during the First World War was unveiled by Premier Tobias Crawford Norris and Major-General Huntley Douglas Brodie Ketchen.

Photos & Coordinates

St. Mary’s Road United Church

St. Mary’s Road United Church (September 2018)
Source: George Penner

Interior of St. Mary’s Road United Church

Interior of St. Mary’s Road United Church (September 2018)
Source: George Penner

First World War commemorative plaque for Norwood Methodist Church

First World War commemorative plaque for Norwood Methodist Church (February 2019)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

First World War commemorative plaque for Norwood Presbyterian Church

First World War commemorative plaque for Norwood Presbyterian Church (February 2019)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

First World War honour roll for St. Vital United Church

First World War honour roll for St. Vital United Church (February 2019)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Second World War commemorative plaque for Norwood United Church

Second World War commemorative plaque for Norwood United Church (February 2019)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Second World War commemorative plaque for Regents Park United Church

Second World War commemorative plaque for Regents Park United Church (no date)
Source: Glen Toews

Second World War commemorative plaque for St. Vital United Church

Second World War commemorative plaque for St. Vital United Church (no date)
Source: Glen Toews

Second World War commemorative plaque for Norwood United Church

Second World War commemorative plaque for Norwood United Church (no date)
Source: Glen Toews

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.86268, W97.11094
denoted by symbol on the map above

First World War Casualties (Norwood Methodist Church)

Name

Occupation

Service

Rank

Birth Date

Death Date

George Gilbert Beatson
[Next of Kin]

Assistant Purchasing Agent

Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry

Private

12 August 1889

2 June 1916

James Edgar Coyne
[Foxwarren]

Farmer

Lord Strathcona’s Horse

Private

29 March 1896

30 March 1918

Roy Eaves

Waiter

52nd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

17 January 1899

28 September 1918

John Thompson Fisher
[Berbank Church, Next of Kin, Wawanesa, Wawanesa, Wesley College]

Student

43rd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Lieutenant

25 December 1890

30 August 1917

Hamilton Carruthers Graham
[Next of Kin]

Student

London Regiment (Post Office Rifles)

Second Lieutenant

29 January 1897

26 August 1918

Alfred Edward Griffiths
[Next of Kin]

Farm Laborer

1st Canadian Mounted Rifles

Corporal

27 September 1897

3 October 1918

Abraham Harris
[Next of Kin]

Wood Machinist

43rd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

28 August 1882

5 May 1917

Frederic John Keeler
[Next of Kin]

Musician

107th Battalion, Canadian Pioneers

Private

25 June 1886

11 November 1917

Jared Carl Mitchell
[Next of Kin, Engineering, Wesley College]

Bookkeeper

16th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Lieutenant

16 May 1894

16 September 1917

Herbert Edward Simpson

Teamster

8th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

14 June 1893

31 December 1918

James Alexander Thompson

Clerk

Lord Strathcona's Horse

Sergeant

6 September 1892

17 April 1918

Reuben James Underhill
[Moline, Next of Kin, Rapid City]

Student

Royal Air Force

Lieutenant

18 August 1890

22 February 1919

First World War Casualties (St. Vital United Church)

Name

Occupation

Service

Rank

Birth Date

Death Date

Joseph Alexander Brown
[Next of Kin]

Accountant's Clerk

78th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Corporal

13 August 1881

30 October 1917

Jack Stephenson
[Next of Kin, Vimy Ridge]

Sheet Metal Worker

44th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

17 August 1897

3 June 1917

Second World War Casualties (St. Vital United Church)

Name

Service

Rank

Birth Date

Death Date

Arthur Stanley Emerson

Royal Canadian Air Force

Leading Aircraftman

8 April 1921

23 August 1943

Donald Hector Folster

Winnipeg Grenadiers, Royal Canadian Infantry Corps

Private

3 April 1920

19 December 1941

Herbert Thomas Folster

Winnipeg Grenadiers, Royal Canadian Infantry Corps

Private

25 September 1916

19 December 1941

Archibald Paterson

12th Manitoba Dragoons, Royal Canadian Armoured Corps

Lieutenant

15 May 1899

12 February 1943

Raymond Frederick Thoresen
[Eatons]

7th Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-shire Buffs, The Duke of Albany’s)

Lieutenant

2 July 1920

14 January 1945

Richard Douglas Tod

75 (RAF) Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Warrant Officer Class II

19 February 1920

23 June 1943

Robert Ernest Tod DFM

75 (RAF) Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Warrant Officer Class II

19 February 1920

23 June 1943

Second World War Casualties (Regents Park United Church)

Name

Service

Rank

Birth Date

Death Date

Jack Montgomery Bissett DFM
[Manitoba Power Commission, Pilot Mound]

427 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Squadron Leader

10 August 1920

31 March 1944

Charles Robert Sayre Blenkhorn  T.
[Eatons]

Royal Canadian Air Force

Sergeant

1921

4 May 1943

Alexander Fotheringham Dawson
[Eatons]

South Saskatchewan Regiment, Royal Canadian Infantry Corps

Lieutenant

9 September 1903

19 August 1942

Cyril Dockery

?

?

?

?

George Frederick Fargher  

102 (RAF) Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Flight Sergeant

14 January 1918

10 September 1942

Austin Gordon Gamsby
[Memorial Park Circle, Transcona Memorial United Church]

405 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Flying Officer

10 December 1913

16 June 1944

Earle Vincent Garman  

208 (RAF) Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Pilot Officer

10 April 1918

29 September 1942

Clifford Hindle Greenwood  

HMCS Trillium, Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve

Ordinary Telegraphist

7 April 1922

12 April 1941

William Harold Howarth  

1 Field Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery

Captain

7 March 1915

1 September 1944

Arthur Jelly  

27th Armoured Regiment, Sherbrooke Fusiliers Regiment, Royal Canadian Armoured Corps

Trooper

4 November 1911

20 July 1944

John Frederick Vincent Karlenzig  

Royal Canadian Air Force

Sergeant

3 February 1920

3 June 1941

Douglas Ewing McAuley  

Royal Canadian Air Force

Sergeant

31 January 1920

28 November 1941

Raymond Herbert McAuley  

Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry, Royal Canadian Infantry Corps

Private

6 March 1921

23 May 1944

William Hugh McPherson  

434 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Flying Officer

16 May 1921

15 February 1944

George Richard Nowell MiD 

21 (RAF) Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Flying Officer

21 April 1924

23 April 1945

Robert Stewart  

419 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Flying Officer

22 April 1920

31 August 1943

Lawrence Thomas Edwin Sweet
[Springfield]

427 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Flying Officer

19 February 1920

30 March 1943

Richard Wood
[Eatons]

Royal Canadian Air Force

Pilot Officer

28 October 1911

15 December 1941

Second World War Casualties (Norwood United Church)

Name

Service

Rank

Birth Date

Death Date

Thomas Robert Brownfield
[Norwood Grove]

219 (RAF) Squadron. Royal Canadian Air Force

Flying Officer

12 October 1920

17 November 1942

John Scoular

Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada, Royal Canadian Infantry Corps

Sergeant

24 February 1921

17 August 1944

Sources:

“Unveil tablets commemorating Norwood heroes,” Winnipeg Tribune, 1 March 1920, page 2.

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 Glen Toews for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Darryl Toews, George Penner, and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 9 June 2022

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