Historic Sites of Manitoba: Engineering Students War Memorial (University of Manitoba, Winnipeg)

Two memorial tablets honouring Engineering undergraduate and graduate students who died during the First World War were commissioned by the Engineers’ Alumni Association and the Students’ Engineering Society of the University of Manitoba. The tablets were unveiled at a ceremony on 4 April 1924, by Major-General H. D. B Ketchen and were placed outside the entrance to Lecture Theatre “A”. The tablets are currently located in the atrium of the Faculty of Engineering building at the University of Manitoba.

Engineering undergraduate war memorial at the University of Manitoba

Engineering undergraduate war memorial at the University of Manitoba (February 2019)
Source: Darryl Toews

Engineering graduate war memorial at the University of Manitoba

Engineering graduate war memorial at the University of Manitoba (February 2019)
Source: Darryl Toews

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.80886, W97.13353
denoted by symbol on the map above

First World War





Birth Date

Death Date

Richard Stacpool Wynyard Bellhouse
[Cypress River, Next of Kin, St. Lukes Anglican]

Building Superintendent

43rd Battalion, Canadian Infantry


13 October 1891

31 March 1916

Arthur Anderson Bishop


Royal Naval Air Service

Flight Sub Lieutenant


14 September 1917

Kenneth Campbell “Casey” Blair
[Next of Kin]

Engineering Student

43rd Battalion, Canadian Infantry


2 October 1888

17 January 1916

George Cooper


27th Battalion, Canadian Infantry


20 December 1895

8 September 1918

Charles Bruce Duxbury MM
[Elkhorn, Next of Kin]


2nd Battalion, Canadian Machine Gun Corps


7 February 1895

11 April 1918

Frederick Anthony Gordon Forbes

Law Student

13 Brigade, Canadian Field Artillery


24 August 1891

20 April 1919

Victor Edwin Jackson
[John Black Memorial]


44th Battalion, Canadian Infantry


27 April 1893

14 July 1919

Radford Shuter Lane MM
[Kelvin, Next of Kin, St. Andrews, Selkirk]


1st Canadian Mounted Rifles


17 August 1897

30 September 1918

Robert Inglis “Bob” Lothian

Electrical Engineer

8th Field Company, Canadian Engineers


12 January 1889

4 April 1916

Ogilvie James Marchbank

Civil Engineer

Canadian Engineers


22 March 1892

2 June 1918

Benjamin Charles Martin
[Engineering, Teulon]


1st Battalion, Canadian Machine Gun Corps


20 December 1898

10 August 1918

Oliver Franklin “Mac” McKnight
[Kelvin, Next of Kin, St. Lukes]


Lord Strathcona’s Horse (Royal Canadians), Royal Canadian Armoured Corps


19 April 1898

30 March 1918

Jared Carl Mitchell
[Next of Kin, Norwood Methodist, Wesley College]


16th Battalion, Canadian Infantry


16 May 1894

16 September 1917

Harry Irwin Morris
[Masonic, Next of Kin]

Well Driller

144th Battalion, Canadian Infantry


25 April 1886

23 October 1918

John Frederick Norton DCM
[Next of Kin, Westminster]

Civil Engineer

Canadian Engineers

Lance Corporal

23 July 1893

7 August 1919

Richard Hamilton O’Reilly
[Engineering, Selkirk]

Civil & Electrical Engineer

Canadian Engineers detached to Royal Air Force


14 November 1887

29 September 1918

Fred Meikle Pulford
[Manitoba College, Next of Kin]

Railroad Clerk

27th Battalion, Canadian Infantry


3 October 1891

1 October 1918

John Alexander Ross
[Manitoba College, Next of Kin, Wesley College]


178th Company, Royal Engineers

Second Lieutenant

16 February 1894

13 August 1916

William Wilson Sharman
[Next of Kin]


47th Battalion, Canadian Infantry


1 September 1887

29 September 1918

Robert Wilfred Summerscales
[St. Johns, Selkirk]

Civil Engineer

7th Battalion, Canadian Infantry


5 August 1896

8 June 1917


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).

“Engineers war memorial,” The Manitoban, 27 January 1922, page 5.

“Students honor their war dead,” Winnipeg Tribune, 1 April 1924, page 13.

“Ketchen Unveils War Memorials,” Winnipeg Tribune, 5 April 1924, page 3.

This page was prepared by Darryl Toews.

Page revised: 31 May 2023

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