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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Wawanesa War Memorial (Wawanesa, Municipality of Oakland-Wawanesa)

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First World War | Second World War | Other | Sources

A monument at Wawanesa, in the Municipality of Oakland-Wawanesa, was unveiled on 11 November 1921 to commemorate soldiers from the local area killed during military service.

Wawanesa War Memorial

Wawanesa War Memorial (June 2010)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.59324, W99.68434
denoted by symbol on the map above

First World War

Name

Occupation

Service

Rank

Birth Date

Death Date

Arthur Austin

Gasoline Engineer

79th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1884

27 September 1916

Frederick Bloom

Labourer

52nd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1893

6 December 1916

Robert Clark

Chauffeur

27th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1886

10 April 1918

Harold James Dent

Bank Clerk

Fort Garry Horse

Private

1891

18 April 1918

John Thompson “Jack” Fisher
[Berbank, Next of Kin, Wesley College]

Student

43rd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Lieutenant

25 December 1890

30 August 1917

Louis Felix Geofroy

Barber

43rd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Sergeant

28 January 1882

26 October 1917

Wesley William Irvine
[Brandon College, Hartney, Wesley College]

Teacher

43rd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Lieutenant

5 April 1893

28 September 1918

Walter Bunyon Lawrence

?

5th Battalion, London Rifle Brigade

Rifleman

1882

1 July 1916

Frederick William Leachman

Farmer

43rd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1890

8 October 1916

Gordon Livingston

Farmer

43rd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1895

26 July 1917

Jesse Harold McFadden
[Armoury, Killarney, Killarney School, Next of Kin, Pilot Mound]

Clergyman

10th Field Ambulance, Canadian Army Medical Corps

Private

22 October 1891

16 September 1916

Thomas Henry Reynolds

Farm Labourer

27th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

16 January 1892

6 June 1921

John Robertson

Farmer

181st Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1897

2 January 1917

William H. Rumford DCM

Labourer

31st Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Corporal

23 May 1887

2 November 1919

Herbert Douglas Smith

Clerk

43rd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1879

30 January 1918

John Thomas Stevenson

Druggist

1st Canadian Motor Machine Gun Brigade

Private

1894

3 November 1918

Francis Charles Jay Watson

Farmer

1st Canadian Mounted Rifles

Private

1890

31 October 1917

Thomas Frank Webster

Farmer

16th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1893

16 October 1916

Thomas Wightman

Farmer

102nd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1892

9 April 1917

Second World War

Name

Service

Rank

Birth Date

Death Date

Willis Leigh Cory

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

Private

29 March 1909

31 August 1944

Percy John Ellis

Winnipeg Grenadiers, Royal Canadian Infantry Corps

Private

28 February 1917

26 August 1942

James Bentley Ferris

400 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Flying Officer

10 October 1916

20 January 1943

Charles Gordon Gorrie

422 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Flying Officer

22 January 1924

20 November 1943

Robert Talbot Hemmons

Royal Canadian Air Force

Pilot Officer

3 September 1917

24 August 1942

Francis John Lowe

12 (RAF) Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Flight Sergeant

10 May 1910

26 March 1942

Howard V. Millen

Royal Winnipeg Rifles

Private

21 September 1914

15 December 1943

Reginald Frederick Noton

218 (Gold Coast) Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Flight Sergeant

18 May 1911

2 July 1942

Wilfred S. Powers

Essex Scottish Regiment, Royal Canadian Infantry Corps

Private

7 May 1909

21 July 1944

George Edward Stevenson

431 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Warrant Officer Class II

16 August 1918

26 February 1944

Wilbert Crothers Wallace

HMCS Avalon, Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve

Ordinary Seaman

18 November 1920

12 December 1942

Walter Torrance Wilton

408 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Flight Lieutenant

16 September 1919

29 December 1943

Other

Name

Service

Rank

Birth Date

Death Date

Stanley Blair Cory

NATO CFE

Master Corporal

5 August 1957

29 April 1983

Sources:

“Unveil Memorial At Wawanesa To District’s Heroes,” Brandon Daily Sun, 12 November 1921, page 1.

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: 30 November 2019

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