Historic Sites of Manitoba: Next of Kin Monument (450 Broadway, Winnipeg)

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This monument on the northwest grounds of the Manitoba Legislative Building at the corner of Broadway and Osborne in Winnipeg, was designed by architect John Nelson Semmens and topped by a sculpture of a soldier made by sculptor Marguerite Judd Taylor. Built at a cost of about $15,000, it was unveiled in May 1923 as a commemoration of 1,663 Manitobans, mostly Winnipeggers, who lost their lives during the First World War. It was a project of the Winnipeg Soldiers’ Relatives Permanent Memorial Association, executive members of which were Thomas Russ Deacon (President), Mrs. T. A. Code (Vice-President), Edwin Samuel Popham (Vice-President), Edward Anderson (Vice-President), William Mactavish Bannatyne (Vice-President), E. W. Cooper (Vice-President), James Perkins (Secretary), Charles Franklin Roland (Secretary), and James Wallace (Secretary).

Next of Kin Monument with the Legislative Building in the background

Next of Kin Monument with the Legislative Building in the background (1930s) by J. Fred Spalding
Source: Gordon Goldsborough, 2014-0335

Next of Kin Monument

Next of Kin Monument (October 2010)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Next of Kin Monument

Next of Kin Monument (July 2018)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.88517, W97.14930
denoted by symbol on the map above

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See also:

Memorable Manitobans: John Nelson Semmens (1879-1960)

Memorable Manitobans: Marguerite Judd Taylor (1886-1964)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Legislative Building (450 Broadway, Winnipeg)

To Honor and Remember: Remembrances of the Great War, The Next-of-Kin Monument in Winnipeg by Marilyn Baker
Manitoba History, Number 2, 1981


“Next-of-kin plan for soldiers’ memorial,” Winnipeg Tribune, 23 August 1920.

“Winnipeg Soldiers’ Relatives Memorial Association,” Winnipeg Tribune, 3 November 1920, page 2.

“Soldiers’ kin to erect shaft,” Winnipeg Tribune, 4 November 1920, page 3.

“Dead heroes’ kin plan to erect own monument,” Winnipeg Tribune, 20 November 1920.

“Memorial association will discuss plans for soldier monument,” Winnipeg Tribune, 8 November 1921, page 3.

“War memorial to cost $15,000,” Winnipeg Tribune, 29 April 1922, page 18.

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).

We thank Jordan Makichuk and George Penner for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Darryl Toews and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 15 April 2024

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