Transcona & the First World War Centenary

Updated: Nov 27



Transcona Cenotaph at Memorial Circle Park. Photo courtesy of Transcona Museum & Archives.

To commemorate the First World War Centenary on this Remembrance Day - November 11, 2018 - we are honouring those 80 men from Transcona who died during the Great War of 1914-1918 and its aftermath. Their names appear on the Transcona Cenotaph at Memorial Circle Park. Provided below is the complete listing of their names along with a date of death, the cemetery or memorial, grave reference number for each individual, and page commemorations within the First World War Book of Remembrance. Individual reference links have been provided to the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and the Canadian Virtual War Memorial (where applicable).

By the end of the First World War, over 400 men from Transcona enlisted in service to “King and Country”. We strive to remember all those involved in the Great War, however, the historical record is incomplete. When the Transcona Cenotaph was first erected in 1931, only 66 names were listed. The names of the 14 soldiers previously missing were added to the Cenotaph when it was re-dedicated in 2011. As we continue to research Transcona's military history, more names may yet be discovered.

Lest We Forget.

"They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning We will remember them."

- Laurence Binyon, "Ode of Remembrance"

Research: Information has been provided through Personnel Records of the First World War (Library and Archives Canada), Circumstances of Death Registers, First World War (Library and Archives Canada), the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, the Canadian Virtual War Memorial (Veterans Affairs Canada), and the Transcona Museum Archives.

Note: As a result of this recent research, previous information has been confirmed or corrected. Our Books of Honour, which are available for viewing at the Transcona Museum, will also be updated with this information.

No casualties of war in 1914 from Transcona

1915

Pvt. Walter Barugh - Killed in Action on March 10

Srgt. Horace Carl Beken - Killed in Action on April 24

Pvt. Edward Charles Ferg - Killed in Action on April 25

1916

Pvt. Phileas Poirier - Killed in Action on February 2

Pvt. James Fingland Hyslop - Killed in Action on March 18

Pvt. Austin B. Keens - Killed in Action on April 28

Pvt. Charles Ernest Cort Bashford - Killed in Action on May 25

Pvt. Herbert "Harry" Higgins - Killed in Action on June 5

Pvt. Henry Swithinbank - Killed in Action on June 5

Pvt. William Edmund Roberts - Killed in Action on June 6

Pvt. Ethelbert William "Bert" Mickleburgh - Murdered on June 8

Pvt. John Berry - Killed in Action on June 14

Srgt. Edmund Hall "Ted" Buckley - Killed in Action on June 14

Pvt. George William MacKay - Died of Wounds on July 30

Srgt. William Duncan Millican - Killed in Action on August 28

Pvt. James William Harvey - Killed in Action on September 21

Srgt. Alexander Wood Youngson - Killed in Action on September 21

LCpl. George Bell Austin - Killed in Action on September 24

LSrgt. David Campbell - Killed in Action on September 25

Pvt. Thomas Hines - Killed in Action on September 25

Pvt. Richard Williams - Died of Wounds on September 25

LCpl. Pierce Edward Jones - Killed in Action on September 26

Pvt. Frank Wallis Smith - Killed in Action on September 26

Pvt. Edward John Schafer - Killed in Action on September 28

Pvt. William Heron - Killed in Action on October 4

Pvt. Ernest Henry King - Died of Wounds on October 4

Pvt. William Law - Killed in Action on October 8

Pvt. Patrick McGillivray - Killed in Action on October 8

Pvt. Donald Hugh Rankine - Killed in Action on October 8

L.Srgt. Donald Monro - Missing, Believed Killed on October 9

Pvt. Angus K. MacKinven - Died of Illness while Prisoner of War on October 20

Srgt. Oscar Thomas White - Died of Wounds from an Airplane Crash on October 21

Pvt. Thomas Beatty - Killed in Action on October 25

Pvt. Scott Wilkinson - Killed in Action on November 1

Pvt. John Jamieson Robson - Killed in Action on November 13

Spr. Walter Leonard Holland - Died of Wounds on November 23

Pvt. Daniel David Walwin Webster - Killed in Action on December 1

1917

LCpl. Angus Gunn - Died of Wounds on February 19

Pvt. John Cooper - Killed in Action on April 9

Pvt. Norman Douglas Tatton - Killed in Action on April 9

Pvt. John Edwards - Died of Wounds on April 16

Pvt. William Lisoway - Killed in Action on April 16

Pvt. Alfred Lowden - Killed in Action on April 30

Pvt. Mike Parazinski - Killed in Action on May 2

Spr. Edward Trenham - Died of Wounds on May 3

Pvt. Reginald Guy Walker - Killed in Action on June 3

Pvt. George Alexander Brown (LeBrun) - Died of Gas Poisoning on July 27

SN. David Linklater - Killed in Action aboard S.S. Belgian Prince on July 31

Pvt. James Ellis - Died of Illness on September 5

Pvt. William Henry Fessey - Killed in Action on September 16

Pvt. Edward Hynes - Killed in Action on September 16

Lt. Francis Timothy "Frank" Quinlan - Killed in Action on September 29

Cpl. John Donald Aird - Died of Wounds on October 26

Pvt. Thomas William Roberts - Died of Wounds on October 28

Pvt. Donald Farquharson - Killed in Action on November 6

Pvt. Charles Edmund Bradley - Killed in Action on November 10

Pvt. Samuel Wilkins Kipping - Died of Gas Poisoning on November 12

1918

Pvt. Alanzo Prebble Gordon - Died of Illness on January 20

Pvt. George Ryan - Died of Wounds on March 5

Pvt. Cyril Augustine McAllister - Died of Illness on March 9

Pvt. Alexander Coull Gibb - Missing, Believed Killed on April 28

Pvt. Michael McPherson - Killed in Action on August 8

Pvt. John Pinder Willacy - Killed in Action on August 8

Pvt. Samuel Parnell Marsh - Killed in Action on August 9

Pvt. George Cecil Shirley Brooks - Died of Gas Poisoning on August 10

Pvt. George Esselmont - Killed in Action on August 10

Pvt. Alexander Elliott – Killed in Action on August 26

Spr. John Buntain – Killed in Action on August 28

Pvt. Alfred Annis - Killed in Action on September 2

Srgt. Harold Lambert Buck – Died of Wounds on September 21

Pvt. Joseph Poirier – Killed in Action on September 29

Pvt. Vincent Carroll – Killed in Action on October 1

Cpl. Harold James Rees – Killed in Action on October 4

Armistice and Aftermath

Capt. Royce Coleman Dyer - Died of Illness on December 30, 1918

Pvt. Frank John Johnson - Died on December 30, 1918

Spr. Harry Jenkins - Died of Illness on March 5, 1919

Capt. John Riversdale Warren Herrick - Died of Wounds on October 24, 1920

Spr. Wilfred Langford Green - Died in 1920

  • No known grave or memorial site

Pvt. William Murray Bower - Died of Wounds on October 17, 1921

Pvt. Harold Marland Andrews - Died on September 8, 1923

The Transcona Museum gratefully acknowledges the City of Winnipeg for their ongoing support of museum operations and facility maintenance.

 

We would like to acknowledge that we reside on Treaty One Territory, the traditional territory of Anishinaabe, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene peoples, as well as the homeland of the Métis Nation.

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