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War Memorials in Manitoba
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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Royal Winnipeg Rifles Monument (Portage Avenue, Winnipeg)

A monument, located in Vimy Ridge Memorial Park on Portage Avenue in Winnipeg, was unveiled on 6 June 1992 by the members and friends of the Royal Winnipeg Rifles Association. It lists the name of members of the Royal Winnipeg Rifles who were murdered, while prisoners of war, at Le Chateau d’Audrieu, near Le Mesnil Patry, and at Le Haut du Boso, France on 8, 9 and 11 June 1944. It also commemorates 529 members who died on active service, and lists the battles in which the unit served.

Royal Winnipeg Rifles Monument

Royal Winnipeg Rifles Monument (June 2015)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N49.88565, W97.16778
denoted by symbol on the map above

Second World War Murdered Prisoners

Name

Service

Rank

Birth Date

Death Date

William Charles Adams

Royal Winnipeg Rifles, Royal Canadian Infantry Corps

Rifleman

7 January 1922

8 June 1944

Ernest Charles Baskerville
[Gladstone]

Royal Winnipeg Rifles, Royal Canadian Infantry Corps

Rifleman

7 April 1922

8 June 1944

Hilliard John Henry Birston

Royal Winnipeg Rifles, Royal Canadian Infantry Corps

Rifleman

22 May 1921

8 June 1944

Emanuel Bishoff

Royal Winnipeg Rifles, Royal Canadian Infantry Corps

Rifleman

31 March 1925

8 June 1944

Walter James Booth

Royal Winnipeg Rifles, Royal Canadian Infantry Corps

Rifleman

11 April 1921

8 June 1944

Ernest William Bradley

Royal Winnipeg Rifles, Royal Canadian Infantry Corps

Rifleman

27 September 1922

8 June 1944

George Andrew Brown

Royal Winnipeg Rifles, Royal Canadian Infantry Corps

Corporal

2 February 1918

8 June 1944

Lawrence Chartrand
[Camperville]

Royal Winnipeg Rifles, Royal Canadian Infantry Corps

Lance Sergeant

15 December 1916

8 June 1944

Louis Chartrand
[Camperville]

Royal Winnipeg Rifles, Royal Canadian Infantry Corps

Rifleman

1918

8 June 1944

Stuart Culleton

Royal Winnipeg Rifles, Royal Canadian Infantry Corps

Lance Corporal

1 January 1920

8 June 1944

Walter Daniels

Royal Winnipeg Rifles, Royal Canadian Infantry Corps

Rifleman

25 November 1916

8 June 1944

Anthony Alec Fagnan
[Camperville]

Royal Winnipeg Rifles, Royal Canadian Infantry Corps

Rifleman

15 March 1922

8 June 1944

William Stewart Ferguson

Royal Winnipeg Rifles, Royal Canadian Infantry Corps

Lieutenant

24 March 1909

8 June 1944

Robert Munro Findlay

Royal Winnipeg Rifles, Royal Canadian Infantry Corps

Rifleman

6 March 1924

8 June 1944

Roger Joseph Firman

Royal Winnipeg Rifles, Royal Canadian Infantry Corps

Corporal

22 September 1920

8 June 1944

Lant Freeman

Royal Winnipeg Rifles, Royal Canadian Infantry Corps

Rifleman

29 February 1924

8 June 1944

Austin Ralph Fuller

Royal Winnipeg Rifles, Royal Canadian Infantry Corps

Lance Corporal

21 October 1917

8 June 1944

David Sidney Gold

Royal Winnipeg Rifles, Royal Canadian Infantry Corps

Rifleman

13 November 1918

8 June 1944

John Wheeler Graham

Royal Winnipeg Rifles, Royal Canadian Infantry Corps

Rifleman

11 January 1921

8 June 1944

Lawrence Roderick Guiboche
[Camperville]

Royal Winnipeg Rifles, Royal Canadian Infantry Corps

Rifleman

7 April 1923

8 June 1944

Robert James Harper

Royal Winnipeg Rifles, Royal Canadian Infantry Corps

Rifleman

14 July 1911

8 June 1944

Francis David Harrison

Royal Winnipeg Rifles, Royal Canadian Infantry Corps

Rifleman

11 January 1924

8 June 1944

John William Hill

Royal Winnipeg Rifles, Royal Canadian Infantry Corps

Lance Corporal

17 January 1917

8 June 1944

Frederick Edward Hodge

Royal Winnipeg Rifles, Royal Canadian Infantry Corps

Major

17 May 1919

8 June 1944

Frederick William George Holness

Royal Winnipeg Rifles, Royal Canadian Infantry Corps

Rifleman

15 December 1922

8 June 1944

Charles Allan Horton

Royal Winnipeg Rifles, Royal Canadian Infantry Corps

Rifleman

8 April 1918

8 June 1944

Henry Charles Jones

Royal Winnipeg Rifles, Royal Canadian Infantry Corps

Rifleman

8 February 1925

8 June 1944

Clare Davidson Kines

Royal Winnipeg Rifles, Royal Canadian Infantry Corps

Lance Corporal

1 November 1914

8 June 1944

James Ferris Kyle

Royal Winnipeg Rifles, Royal Canadian Infantry Corps

Corporal

17 February 1921

8 June 1944

Herve Alfred Labrecque

Royal Winnipeg Rifles, Royal Canadian Infantry Corps

Rifleman

23 May 1921

8 June 1944

Kenneth Samuel Lawrence 

Royal Winnipeg Rifles, Royal Canadian Infantry Corps

Rifleman

10 December 1922

8 June 1944

Elmer Joseph Le Fort

Royal Winnipeg Rifles, Royal Canadian Infantry Corps

Rifleman

15 December 1909

8 June 1944

Gordon James Lewis

Royal Winnipeg Rifles, Royal Canadian Infantry Corps

Rifleman

7 August 1915

8 June 1944

John Louis Lychowich

Royal Winnipeg Rifles, Royal Canadian Infantry Corps

Rifleman

20 January 1918

8 June 1944

Angus Murdo MacLeod

Royal Winnipeg Rifles, Royal Canadian Infantry Corps

Rifleman

31 March 1905

8 June 1944

Frederick H Marych

Royal Winnipeg Rifles, Royal Canadian Infantry Corps

Rifleman

?

8 June 1944

James Donald McIntosh

Royal Winnipeg Rifles, Royal Canadian Infantry Corps

Rifleman

7 April 1905

8 June 1944

Frank Vernon Meakin

Royal Winnipeg Rifles, Royal Canadian Infantry Corps

Lance Corporal

7 July 1923

8 June 1944

George Edward Meakin

Royal Winnipeg Rifles, Royal Canadian Infantry Corps

Corporal

30 April 1921

8 June 1944

Wesley Kenneth Morrison

Royal Winnipeg Rifles, Royal Canadian Infantry Corps

Rifleman

?

8 June 1944

Robert Mutch

Royal Winnipeg Rifles, Royal Canadian Infantry Corps

Rifleman

6 August 1922

8 June 1944

Frank Ostir

Royal Winnipeg Rifles, Royal Canadian Infantry Corps

Rifleman

7 February 1919

8 June 1944

Allan R. Owens

Royal Winnipeg Rifles, Royal Canadian Infantry Corps

Rifleman

14 March 1918

11 June 1944

Percy Parisian

Royal Winnipeg Rifles, Royal Canadian Infantry Corps

Rifleman

31 July 1923

8 June 1944

Alfred Martin Peterson

Royal Winnipeg Rifles, Royal Canadian Infantry Corps

Rifleman

22 October 1913

8 June 1944

William Poho

Royal Winnipeg Rifles, Royal Canadian Infantry Corps

Lance Corporal

1 February 1923

8 June 1944

James Allen Reid

Royal Winnipeg Rifles, Royal Canadian Infantry Corps

Sergeant

22 December 1917

8 June 1944

Henry Rodgers

Royal Winnipeg Rifles, Royal Canadian Infantry Corps

Rifleman

5 December 1921

8 June 1944

Frank Ryckman

Royal Winnipeg Rifles, Royal Canadian Infantry Corps

Rifleman

26 April 1915

8 June 1944

Robert Scott

Royal Winnipeg Rifles, Royal Canadian Infantry Corps

Coporal

6 November 1915

8 June 1944

Kjartan Sigurdson

Royal Winnipeg Rifles, Royal Canadian Infantry Corps

Rifleman

6 November 1915

8 June 1944

Steve Slywchuk

Royal Winnipeg Rifles, Royal Canadian Infantry Corps

Rifleman

15 December 1921

8 June 1944

Edward Smith

Royal Winnipeg Rifles, Royal Canadian Infantry Corps

Rifleman

17 September 1922

8 June 1944

Frederick Smith

Royal Winnipeg Rifles, Royal Canadian Infantry Corps

Rifleman

29 June 1922

8 June 1944

Richard George Smith

Royal Winnipeg Rifles, Royal Canadian Infantry Corps

Rifleman

4 January 1925

8 June 1944

William David Thomas

Royal Winnipeg Rifles, Royal Canadian Infantry Corps

Rifleman

21 March 1908

8 June 1944

John Allen Thompson

Royal Winnipeg Rifles, Royal Canadian Infantry Corps

Rifleman

1 May 1914

8 June 1944

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Royal Winnipeg Rifles North West Rebellion, 1885 Monument (Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: The Volunteer Monument (Winnipeg)

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).

Information for this page was provided by The City of Winnipeg’s Planning, Property and Development Department, which acknowledges the contribution of the Government of Manitoba through its Heritage Grants Program.

This page was prepared by Darryl Toews and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 25 April 2019

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