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

Link to:
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
[Wawanesa]

Gasoline Engineer

79th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

20 May 1884

27 September 1916

Frederick Bloom
[Wawanesa]

Labourer

52nd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

28 February 1893

6 December 1916

Robert Clark
[Wawanesa]

Chauffeur

27th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

2 May 1886

10 April 1918

Harold James Dent MM
[Wawanesa]

Bank Clerk

Fort Garry Horse

Private

27 June 1891

18 April 1918

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

Teacher

43rd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Lieutenant

5 April 1893

28 September 1918

Walter Bunyon Lawrence
[Wawanesa]

?

5th Battalion, London Rifle Brigade

Rifleman

1882

1 July 1916

Frederick William Leachman
[Wawanesa]

Farmer

43rd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

21 October 1890

8 October 1916

Gordon Livingston
[Wawanesa]

Farmer

43rd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

15 September 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
[Wawanesa]

Farmer

181st Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

30 August 1897

2 January 1917

William H. Rumford DCM
[Wawanesa]

Labourer

31st Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Corporal

23 May 1887

2 November 1919

Herbert Douglas Smith
[Wawanesa]

Clerk

43rd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

20 July 1879

30 January 1918

John Thomas Stevenson
[Wawanesa]

Druggist

1st Canadian Motor Machine Gun Brigade

Private

27 November 1894

3 November 1918

Francis Charles Jay Watson
[Treesbank, Wawanesa]

Farmer

1st Canadian Mounted Rifles

Private

13 September 1890

31 October 1917

Thomas Frank Webster
[Wawanesa]

Farmer

16th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

2 May 1893

16 October 1916

Thomas Wightman
[Wawanesa]

Farmer

102nd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

3 October 1892

9 April 1917

Second World War

Name

Service

Rank

Birth Date

Death Date

Willis Leigh Cory
[Wawanesa]

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

Private

29 March 1909

31 August 1944

Percy John Ellis
[Wawanesa, Wawanesa School]

Winnipeg Grenadiers, Royal Canadian Infantry Corps

Private

28 February 1917

26 August 1942

James Bentley Ferris
[Wawanesa, Wawanesa School]

400 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Flying Officer

10 October 1916

20 January 1943

Charles Gordon Gorrie
[Wawanesa, Wawanesa School]

422 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Flying Officer

22 January 1924

20 November 1943

Robert Talbot Hemmons
[Wawanesa, Wawanesa School]

Royal Canadian Air Force

Pilot Officer

3 September 1917

24 August 1942

Francis John Lowe
[Wawanesa]

12 (RAF) Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Flight Sergeant

10 May 1910

26 March 1942

Howard V. Millen
[Wawanesa]

Royal Winnipeg Rifles

Private

21 September 1914

15 December 1943

Reginald Frederick Noton
[Wawanesa]

218 (Gold Coast) Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Flight Sergeant

18 May 1911

2 July 1942

Wilfred S. Powers
[Wawanesa]

Essex Scottish Regiment, Royal Canadian Infantry Corps

Private

7 May 1909

21 July 1944

George Edward Stevenson
[Wawanesa, Wawanesa School]

431 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Warrant Officer Class II

16 August 1918

26 February 1944

Wilbert Crothers Wallace
[Wawanesa, Wawanesa School]

HMCS Avalon, Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve

Ordinary Seaman

18 November 1920

12 December 1942

Walter Torrance Wilton
[Wawanesa]

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

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Wawanesa War Memorial (506 George Street, Wawanesa, RM of Oakland-Wawanesa)

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: 1 March 2020

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