MHS Historical Features: War Memorials in Manitoba

The Manitoba Historical Society has developed a comprehensive inventory of monuments around Manitoba, including many relating to commemoration of our war dead. Links to all the war memorials are given below.

War memorials in Manitoba: All Types | Cairns | Cenotaphs | Obelisks | Plaques | Statues / Soldiers | Tablets


Monument Search

To search for the names of people listed on MHS pages for historic sites in Manitoba, including ones for war memorials, enter their FULL NAME in the box below and press the Search button. You may need to search variations on the name, such as "Robert Henderson McCrae" or "Robert H. McCrae" or "Robert McCrae."

Names that do not appear on any monument in Manitoba are contained in Manitoba’s Virtual War Memorial.

If you have the name of Manitoban killed in wartime who is not listed on a monument anywhere in Manitoba, please contact us at


War Memorials in Manitoba, An Artistic Legacy

The report War Memorials in Manitoba, An Artistic Legacy was developed to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the First World War. This review of Manitoba’s collection of war memorials allows readers and visitors to explore more than 200 sites, enriched by background information on historical precedents and information on artistic and aesthetic qualities.

The project was inaugurated by Mr. Patrick Morican who, in 1996, undertook the creation of a comprehensive inventory of Manitoba’s war memorials. That initiative has been enlarged through the auspices of the Portage la Prairie Municipal Heritage Advisory Committee and with the assistance of the province’s Historic Resources Branch, the Manitoba Historical Society, and the members of Heritage Manitoba.

Preface (1 page, PDF, 0.1 MB)

Introduction (10 pages, PDF, 0.4 MB)

A Brief History of War Memorial Design (19 pages, PDF, 0.7 MB)

The Making of a Memorial (41 pages, PDF, 2.5 MB)

Guide to Manitoba Memorial Types (88 pages, PDF, 6.6 MB)

Local World War I Stories (113 pages, PDF, 3.1 MB)

Learning Materials (18 pages, PDF, 0.2 MB)

Sources (8 pages, PDF, 0.1 MB)

Entire Document (299 pages, PDF, 13.0 MB)

1996 Inventory (367 pages, PDF, 13.3 MB)

Page revised: 11 November 2018