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Historic Sites of Manitoba: St. George’s Anglican Church (Westbourne, Municipality of WestLake-Gladstone)

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Clerics | Photos & Coordinates | Sources

This Anglican church at Westbourne, in the Municipality of WestLake-Gladstone, was constructed in 1929 to replace a structure from 1905 that was destroyed by fire. On 30 May 1920, a brass memorial tablet mounted on dark oak, commemorating parishioners killed during the First World War, was unveiled at a special memorial service in the church. Its current location is unknown.

Clerics

Period

Cleric

1905-1907

Rev. F. Sandeman De Mattos

1908-1910

Rev. Storr

1910-1911

Rev. H. Cooper Aylwin

1912

Mr. Lane

1913

Mr. H. McCartney
C. Bryan
H. J. Tompkins

1914-1916

Rev. W. B. Singleton

1916-1918

Rev. N. C. Smith

1919-1920

Rev. William Adolphus Fyles

1921

Rev. Henri Le Gallais Roy

1925-1926

F. J. Vincent

1926

J. R. Allen

1926-1927

R. L. Taylor

1928

L. A. C. Smith

1929-1930

Ernest Reed

1930

A. H. Davis

1931

Rollo M. Boas

1932

H. Gordon Walker

1933

Hugh R. Percy

1934

J. O. Anderson

1935-1937

Rev. Philip D. Boulton

1937-1938

Rev. G. W. F. McKinney

1939-1940

Rev. Bruce Kirk

1940-1943

Rev. Arthur G. Elcombe

1943-1944

Rev. Sherstone

1944

Maurice P. Poole

1944-1945

Rev. Sherstone

1946-1948

Rev. Arthur Lockham

1949-1953

Rev. Alex K. Morphy

1953-1954

J. B. Rogers

1954-1955

Rev. P. C. Bays

1956

Roland Wood

late 1950s

Rev. John Moorhouse

1959-1965

Rev. Daniel Noonan

1965-1968

Rev. John W. Blair

1968-1969

Rev. Donald Varcoe

1969-1971

Rev. David Barclay

1971-1973

Rev. Harold Sibley

1973-1978

Rev. Richard S. Condo

1978-1981

Rev. James Njegovan

1981

Rev. Karen Binding

1981-?

Rev. George R. Eves

Photos & Coordinates

St. George’s Anglican Church at Westbourne

St. George’s Anglican Church at Westbourne (October 2017)
Source: George Penner

St. George’s Anglican Church at Westbourne

St. George’s Anglican Church at Westbourne (April 2021)
Source: Rose Kuzina

St. George’s Anglican Church at Westbourne

St. George’s Anglican Church at Westbourne (April 2021)
Source: Rose Kuzina

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.12961, W98.57889
denoted by symbol on the map above

First World War Casualties

Name

Occupation

Service

Rank

Birth Date

Death Date

Charles Lawrence Beckman
[Westbourne]

Farmer

1st Battalion, Canadian Machine Gun Corps

Private

19 April 1889

15 August 1918

Percy Robert Cook
[Portage la Prairie, Selkirk, Westbourne, 108 Battalion]

Farmer

5th Company, Canadian Machine Gun Corps

Private

8 June 1893

7 November 1917

John Henry Davey
[Portage, Westbourne]

Clerk

29th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

12 June 1895

26 June 1916

George Fletcher
[Westbourne]

Farmer

44th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Lance Corporal

8 July 1896

10 August 1918

James Harrison
[Edrans, Westbourne]

Section Man

107th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

19 May 1885

2 June 1917

Percy Johnson
[Westbourne]

Farm Labourer

8th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

17 January 1895

20 August 1917

Alexander Urquhart McLeod
[Rathwell, Treherne, Westbourne]

Engineer

3rd Battalion, Canadian Engineers

Sergeant

23 October 1892

9 August 1918

William Moss
[Westbourne]

Teamster

43rd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

16 November 1891

23 January 1918

Rutur Sigurdur Solvason
[Westbourne]

Farmer

1st Canadian Mounted Rifles

Private

25 February 1890

5 June 1916

Albert Edwin Wild
[Portage, Westbourne]

Labourer

44th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

18 November 1892

10 August 1918

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: St. George’s Anglican Cemetery / Westbourne Cemetery (Municipality of WestLake-Gladstone)

Sources:

“Handsome Memorial Tablet Unveiled at Westbourne,” Manitoba Free Press, 4 June 1920, page 19.

When the West was Bourne: A History of Westbourne and District, 1860 to 1985 by Westbourne-Longbourne History, 1985, pages 137-141.

We thank Gordon Williams for providing additional information used here.

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

Page revised: 4 November 2021

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