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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Thornhill War Memorial (Thornhill, RM of Stanley)

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A monument in Thornhill in the Rural Municipality of Stanley was dedicated on 15 July 1979 in commemoration of local soldiers who served in the First World War and the Second World War, and the names of killed during service. It also commemorates the Thornhill Community Club (1919), Memorial Curling Club (1948-1975), Wellington School No. 59 (1887-1968), Holy Trinity Anglican Church (1895-1945), Knox Presbyterian Church (1891-1918), Thornhill Methodist Church (1891-1926), and Thornhill United Church (1926-1978).

Thornhill War Memorial

Thornhill War Memorial (July 2014)
Source: Darryl Toews

Site Location (lat/long): N49.20147, W98.23071
denoted by symbol on the map above

First World War

Name

Occupation

Service

Rank

Birth Date

Death Date

Reginald Card

Labourer

1st Battalion, Canadian Mounted Rifles

Private

1890

15 September 1916

Franklin Erwin Cowan

Student

4th Company, Canadian Machine Gun Corps

Private

1896

9 November 1917

Thomas Henry Wilson

Farmer

1st Manitoba Regiment

Private

1890

8 October 1918

Second World War

Name

Service

Rank

Birth Date

Death Date

John McNabb Kendall

226 (RAF) Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Flying Officer

15 August 1922

23 December 1943

Leonard Victor Longney

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

Private

c1923

13 June 1944

Norman Andrew Lumgair

408 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Pilot Officer

c1922

15 March 1944

Clifford Clarence Reichert

408 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Pilot Officer

c1920

22 June 1943

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: 22 November 2017

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