Aug 052015
 

The town of Sintaluta is located about 85 km east of Regina on the Trans-Canada Highway.

The Veterans of both World War I and World War II came together to unveil the Sintaluta War Memorial Cross in August 1948, on Decoration Day. This area is served by the Canadian Legion British Empire Service League (B.E.S.L.) Sintaluta Branch and the Royal Canadian Legion #18 Sintaluta Branch.

Some of the names who have fallen from this area were:

SURNAME Given
Bently Clarence WWI
Bishop Fredrick
Blakley Roy WWI
Boden J.S. WWI
Bogie Charles WWI
Davies Owen WWII
Deane E.B. WWI
Dolter Leo WWI
Forsyth Charlie WWI
Goldsmith Harry WWI
Gotwaltz Captain E.C. WWI
Grey Malcolm WWI
Harper Harry WWI
Hill Laird Robert WWII
Hiscock L.E. WWI
Hodgins David WWI
Jack Alex WWII
Jackson Arthur WWII
Joslyn Harold WWI
Joslyn Robert WWI
Kellow Claud
Luther Norman WWII
McGalasson Joseph WWI
Meers E.S. WWI
Partridge Charlie WWI
Partridge Harold WWI
Reeve Russell WWI
Snelgrove Robert WWI
Wilbur Garfield WWI
Wilson William WWI
Woodhouse Jack (John) WWI

The local history book, Tales of the Red Fox. also lists the veterans who served, and further historical information and photographs for their roll of honour.

Bibliography:

Tales of the Red Fox. Assiniboine Reserve, Town of Sintaluta, Districts Allindale, Durham, Blackwood, Red Fox, And Spring Coulee Sintaluta and District History Book Committee. Box 1984 Sintaluta, SK, S0G 4N0. ISBN 0-88925-498-2. 1985. Friesen Printers, Altona, Mb. pages. 157-174


The Royal Canadian Legion Saskatchewan Command Sintaluta Branch of the Canadian Legion (pdf) Page 45 Date accessed August 5, 2015.



Memorials Details Search Results Sintaluta two brass plaques CMP Home > DHH Home > Military Memorials NICMM > Memorials Details Search Results National Defence and The Canadian Forces. 2008-04-16. Date accessed August 5, 2015.


Sintaluta, Saskatchewan Wikipedia. 27 July 2015, Date accessed August 5, 2015.


Sintaluta The Encyclopedia of Saskatchewan. Canadian Plains Research Center. University of Regina. 2006. Date accessed August 5, 2015.

Jun 132015
 

The hamlet of Esk locates at section 12-township 33-range 21-West of the 2nd meridian or Latitude – Longitude (DMS) 51° 49′ 0″ N, 104° 51′ 2″ W south of the Yellowhead or Saskatchewan Provincial Highway 16 at the intersection of secondary highway 667. Esk is west of Jansen in the Rural Municipality of Prairie Rose #309

Jansen is also situated south of the Yellowhead or Saskatchewan Provincial Highway 16 and north of the Canadian Pacific Railway at section 36-township 32- range 20-West of the 2nd meridian Latitude – Longitude (DMS) 51° 47′ 12″ N, 104° 42′ 59″ W .

In the two volume set, Prairie Rose Memories, the Prairie Rose Historical Society lists those veterans who served in the Great War, in World War II, those who were active in both the World Wars along with those who fell serving their country with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police the North West Mounted Police.

The following listing are the servicemen who gave the supreme sacrifice.

Fred Wilson, George Russell, Aubrey Wilson, Frank Wilson enlisted with the 78th Battalion in World War I and did not return. The local history committee was fortunate to have a photo in the book of the 78th battalion and the names of the six servicemen; accompanying Arthur Moore. In addition to the four who fell, Walter Moore and George Barclay are portrayed in the image.

George Aubrey Wilaon was farming north of Jansen on the north west quarter of section 12 township 33 range 20 until he enlisted in 1914. Aubrey, the son of Joseph Wilson and Caroline Redden was kileed at Vimy Ridge. He came from a family of nine children, his younger siblings were, Clark, Allison, Albert, Clara, Pearl, Annie, Frank Claude and Lorne. On April 9, 1917, while serving with the 78th Battalion, Manitoba Regiment Aubrey fell. He is commemorated on the Vimy Memorial.

Aubrey’s brother Allison had moved to Australia in 1910 before, he too, enlisted in WWI.

Sergeant Frank Claude Wilson was working on the family farm when he enlisted. Awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal, and promoted to Sergeant, he was killed in action (KIA) at Caix, France on August 8, 1918. Frank also served with the 78th Battalion, Manitoba Regiment

George Edgar Russell was taken April 9, 1917, Private he served with the D Company 78th Battalion, Manitoba Regiment as well. George was the son of Andrew Wallace and Elizabeth Russell. George had come west to farm near Jansen, SK when he enlisted in Winnipeg, MB. Born May 8, 1891 in Ottawa, ON, and is buried in Cabaret – Rouge British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.

Irwin C. Klein, Willis Hardie and Robert Kochorek fell in the Second World War.

Irwin Klein born 1922 joined the air force training as an air gunner. Irwin was taken March 14, 1944. Georege Klein and Emilie Kuhler were his parents arriving to North Dakota from Russia and from there settling near Esk in 1905. Pilot Irvine George Klein served with the No. 431 Squadron is buried at Stonefall Cemetery, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England.

Willis Hardie gave the supreme sacrifice August 8, 1944 was the son of William and Lydia Hardie who were from Dafoe, Saskachewan. Willis served with the Queen’s Own Camerson Highlanders of Canada and is buried at the Bretteville-Su-Laize Canadian War Cemetery. Calvados, France.

Robert Kochorek was the son of August Kotschorek and Hilda Briske. They immigrated from Russia to Winnipeg. In 1907 the family was homesteading near Jansen on the north east section quarter of section 14 township 33 range 19 west of the second meridian. Robert enlisted at Fort Garry, Manitoba in 1940. While overseas Robert was wounded twice in Sicily and killed in action in 1944 while serving in Italy.

Prairie Rose Memories features many of the service personnel photos along with an image of coupons from a Ration Book.

Those listed from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police are Robert A. Briske, Harlow Doidge, Myron Freisen, Terry Friesen, RAymond Kielan, Edwin Langner, Kenneth Turner, Bernice (Turner) Hopp andGodron Wiens.

The Jansen Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion was formed in July of 1946.

Bibliography
Prairie Rose Memories Volume I ISBN 1-55056-008-5. 1992. Prairie Rose Historical Society. Friesen Printers. Altona, Mb.

Prairie Rose Memories Volume II ISBN 1-55056-008-5 1992. Prairie Rose Historical Society. Friesen Printers. Altona, Mb.

Jun 122015
 

Elfros and Leslie, Saskatchewan Virtual War Memorial

 

The Royal Canadian Legion Leslie Branch 172, Royal Canadian Legion Elfros Branch 237, Elfros Ladies Auxiliary R.C.L. No. 237 Saskatchewan Command and Leslie Ladies Auxiliary organized in tribute to those veterans who have served in the Canadian Armed Forces. These organizations honour those comrades who have fallen in the past and to honour those who continue to serve in the future. Veterans and their dependants can rest assured of the support of these fraternal organizations formed to work for the welfare of their Comrades, their families and the community.

Elfros Branch 237 formed April 30, 1945. They, along with the other organisations, hope to continue assisting Veterans, Comrades, and the community for many years to come

The history book committee in charge of the two volume set; From Prairie Trails to the Yellowhead provided history about the Rural Municipality of Elfros #307, the villages of Elfros and Leslie, along with the hamlet of Mozart. They provided as many military pictures as they could obtain, as well as a listing of those who served with the Canadian Forces. Along with the memories of the veterans, they provided the discharge certificate for Edward James Attfield who served with the First Depot Battalion Sask Regiment, a photo of the cover to a ration book, and a City of Elfros sample certificate welcoming home their comrades A group picture of the 223 Battalion (Scandinavian), Troops leaving Elfros W.W.I, and the No. 16 Platoon of 214 Overseas Battalion, and the names of those in the group image. Another photograph depicts Carl Sveinson, and bomber crew on bond selling mission, and the Girl Guides who form a Guard of Honour. There is another group image of five armed forces personnel, C. McPhail, Cever Johnson, Peter Bennett and David Hunter. Eleven other group pictures feature two or three people in the images, these are along with the many individual military personnel photos included in the book.

 

Elfros village is located at 51° 44′ 36″ N, 103° 51′ 39″ W section 13-township 32-range 14-West of the 2nd meridian. It is northeast of Regina and southeast of the Quill Lakes at the junction of Provincial Highways 16 and 35.

 

Leslie is located just off of Highway 16 between Foam Lake and Elfros. The post office began as Leslie Station between 1906 and 1909. Leslie Village located at South east section 36 township 31 range 13 west of the second meridian. In Geographic Names of Saskatchewan, it was noted that Fairland was the first post office in the area which closed down when the rail was laid.

Mozart located at North east section 25 township 32 range 15 west of the second meridian or 51° 46′ 33″ N, 103° 59′ 39″ W. Once again, Bill Barry affirms that Laxdal was the original post office in the area – Section 4 township 33 range 14 west of the second meridian- between 1907 and 1909 until the Mozart hamlet formed at the Canadian Pacific Siding and established a post office there in 1909.

 

Royal Canadian Legion Elfros Branch 237 erected a cenotaph honouring those who lost their lives in service (as follows).

 

BENNETT, Russell BENNETT, Peter BLACK, Francis COOK, Herbert
GISLASON, John GOVIER, George SMITH, Donald SMITH, Gilbert

 

From records at the National War Memorial and Library And Archives Canada, Canadian Expeditionary Force records that could be found, some moire information follows:

To the family of Edward BENNETT and Hanna CRUISE from Northern Ireland were born nine children. Peter served in the First World War for the 214th Brigade. William Peter BENNETT born Lachute Quebec, was born Jan 16, 1898 and signed up February 12, 1916. Russell Alexander Bennett, was born Lachute Argenteul, Quebec April of 1894. Russell, a homesteader near Kelvington when he enlisted was taken June 1916, Peter fell October 1917. Dave Hunter and Charlie McPhail enlisted along with Russel. Russel and Peter had siblings of Katie, Lorne, George, Cora, Elsie, Jessie and Stanley Lorne served in World War II. Private Russel BENNETTis laid to rest in Menin Gate (Ypres) Memorial in Belgium June 5, 1916. Russel served with the 1st Canadian Mounted Rifles (Saskatchewan Regiment) Private William Peter Bennett was laid to rest at the same cemetery November 6, 1917 and he served with the Canadian Infantry (Saskatchewan Regiment 28th Battallion).

 

Jon Gislason was born November 19, 1917, and was killed in action in Normandy on June 4, 1944. Before this he was hired on as a farm hand. Jon was born to Johannes Gislason and Sigurveig Arnason. Jon had five brothers and three sisters, Arnie, Gudjon, Daniel, Kari, Vilhelmina, Anna Sigrun, Ann Holosko, Helga S and Einar Gislason. Gudjon, Daniel and Einar also served in World War II in the army. Jon A was born in Iceland, and provided an address near Oakview, Manitoba on enlistment

George GOVIER enlisted June 1915 in Wadena. Govier, born April 11, 1892 served with the 31st Battalion in the Canadian Infrantry (Alberta Regiment), and was buried at Hastings Cemetery, Sussex, United Kingdom after he gave the supreme sacrifice, February 27, 1919.

 

Sergeant LAC Donald Henry Smith was taken April 12, 1943 after serving with the Royal Canadian Air Force. He is interred at Warwick Cemetery, Warwickshire, United Kingdom.

 

Gilbert James Smith fell January 28, 1945, and is buried in the Elfros Cemetery in Saskatchewan. Gilbert, the son of James and Marion SMITH served with the Royal Canadian Air Force. had enlisted September 24, 1914 at Valcartier, Quebec. Born Kendal, Westmorland, England, Gilbert gave the address of Woodlande Kendal, England of James Smith, his next of kin, when he enlisted. The Canadian Over-Seas Expeditionary Force attestation paper lists his date of birth as July 7, 1888.

Norman Hugh Smith, born in Elfros, enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) in 1942. While serving with Squadron 153, he received notice that his brother Gilbert fell in action at the age of 22. Gilbert also served with the RCAF.

 
Sources are embedded within the post – Julia Adamson author

Jul 302014
 

The town of Lumsden, Saskatchewan at section 33- township 19- range 21-West of the 2nd meridian or Latitude – Longitude : 50º 38′ 49” N, 104º 52′ 13” W erected a cenotaph to honour those fallen from their community. Lumsden can be accessed via Saskatchewan provincial highway 11, 20 or 241. The town straddles the Qu’Appelle River. Highway 641 runs through town extending from highway 20 and via a north south routing connecting highways 11 which bypasses the town to the north and 241 which bypasses Lumsden on the south.

Upon it has engraved on the front:

1914 Ypres Somme Vimy Mons 1918

Erected by

The Lumsden Chapter I.O.D.E. 1922

Honour and loving memory

To those who died

Honour also and grateful tribute

to those who daring to die,

survived.

Our honoured dead.

Cyril Bundyv
J. Bradley-Bull

Reg. Blackburn

John Burnett

Chas. M. Chaplin

Leigh Coles

W. Forrest

Sidney Huntley

Thos. Lamb

James Murray

Paul A. McPhail

Fred Wadman

Ivan Burrows

Willis Wilkinson

J.E. McNeice

Fred N. Hewer

Robt. J. Baird

Andrew Bell

T. Hetherington

Barclay Brown

Robt. G. Dunbar

Percy Gordon

Theo. Klempp

Wm. Shinnan

and engraved on the back:
1914 Passchendale Corcelette 1918

Geo. Johnson

Elber Bell

John Tosh

H.V. Gore Jas. Halfpenny

Sam Cooper Alf. Wood

Arthur Porter Joe Monk

John Richardson

The Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire (IODE) is a women’s charitable organization “dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for individuals through education support, community service, and citizenship programs”.

Also included in this book, is the poem Our “Silent City” written by T. H. Mack, which begins, There’s a pretty spot in Lumsden

Where all is quiet and still

It’s located on the north side

Tucked in among the hills


It is not very often.

One reads a verse like this.

But a word or two for those who’ve gone

Should never go amiss.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Adamson, Julia. Township Range, Meridian, Homestead Location Saskatchewan Gen Web. December 2, 2013. Date accessed July 30, 2014.

Bill Barry, Geographic Names of Saskatchewan (Regina: People Places Publishing, 2005) ISBN 1-897020-19-2.

Lumsden. The Hills of Home. A History of Lumsden and district as compiled by the Lumsden Homecoming ’71 Book Committee. Printed by Estevan Mercury. Estevan, SK

<a href="Search Place Names Natural Resources Canada. Earth Sciences. Goveernment of Canada.”>Search Place Names Natural Resources Canada. Earth Sciences. Goveernment of Canada.

Our mission statement I.O.D.E. Toronto, Ontario. Date accessed July 30, 2014

Jul 302014
 

Photos of Armed Forces personnel have been included in the local history book, “Along the Old 29″ Histories of Drummond Creek and Cleveland School Districts compiled by Drummond Creek and Cleveland History Book Committee.

Where there were not photos, the names of those who served in the military were listed. From their listing, it is noted there was one casualty mentioned, Lloyd Francis, a Lance Bombardier in World War II was killed in action.

Winnie (Russell) Peterson also submitted an essay she wrote about The Dieppe Raid which she wrote in grade eight. Entering the essay in the Legion Remembrance Day Essay Contest, she achieved first prize for her age grouping.

From her essay, she notes that the cairn mounted on the beach reads; “To the glory of God and in proud memory of the 201 officers, NCO’s, and men of the Royal Hamilton Light Infrantry (WR) who died on this esplanade, on the beach and in the town of Dieppe, Aug. 19, 1942.”

The Drummond Creek Post office was located at section 36 township 42 range 19 west of the third meridian, though no longer operational, mail is delivered via Wilkie Saskatchewan. The town of Wilkie locates at section 5- township 40- range 19-West of the 3rd meridian or Latitude – Longitude : 52º 24′ 47” N, 108º 42′ 29” W

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Adamson, Julia. Township Range, Meridian, Homestead Location Saskatchewan Gen Web. December 2, 2013. Date accessed July 30, 2014.

“Along the Old 29″ Histories of Drummond Creek and Cleveland School Districts. compiled by Drummond Creek and Cleveland History Book Committee.

Bill Barry, Geographic Names of Saskatchewan (Regina: People Places Publishing, 2005) ISBN 1-897020-19-2.

Search Place Names Natural Resources Canada. Earth Sciences. Government of Canada.

Jul 302014
 

The military records and photographs of service personnel are included in the local history book of the title; From Bush to Grain A History of Albertville, Meath Park and District. From amongst these records there were included seven casualties. Marc Babineau was killed in action during World War I. Arthur Brunelle, Irving Johns, Lorenzo Pellerin, Henri Provencher, Alfred Samson and Florence Van Grinsvan gave the supreme sacrifice in World War II.

The village of Meath Park locates at section 31-township 51- range 23-West of the 2nd meridian at Latitude – Longitude : 53º 26′ 30” N, 105º 22′ 0” W. The village is north west of the intersection created by Saskatchewan highways 120 and the Northern Woods and Water Route, highway 55. The early name for Meath Park was Sucker Creek. The village of Albertville locates 13 kilometers or 8 miles from Meath Park.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Adamson, Julia. Township Range, Meridian, Homestead Location Saskatchewan Gen Web. December 2, 2013. Date accessed July 30, 2014.

Bill Barry, Geographic Names of Saskatchewan (Regina: People Places Publishing, 2005) ISBN 1-897020-19-2.

From Bush to Grain. “A history of Albertville, Meath Park and District” Compiled by Meath Park History Committee. Brigdens Photo Graphics Ltd. Regina, Saskatchewan ISBN 0-919781-28-4.

Search Place Names Natural Resources Canada. Earth Sciences. Goveernment of Canada.

Jul 272014
 

Prairie Echoes A History of Aspenshaw, Nolin (Hamlin), McMillan School Districts. has published a roll of honour memorializing all of the veterans who served in the military from the area north of North Battleford, Saskatchewan.

Hamlin is currently listed as an unincorporated area 11.42 kilometres (7.09 miles) north of North Battleford.  Hamlin locates at section 18- township 45- range 16-West of the 3rd meridian or Latitude – Longitude :     52º 52′ N, 108º 19′ W just to the west of Saskatchewan Highway 4.  North Battleford is located at south west section 8 township 44 range 16 west of the third meridian at Latitude – Longitude :     52º 45′ 27” N, 108º 17′ 10” W at the intersections of Saskatchewan Highways 4, 16 and 40.

From the local history book listing, those who gave the supreme sacrifice are listed here. Those taken in World War One were Richard D. Ellis, Charles Fletcher Hicks, and John A. McMillan. Killed in service during World War II was Harry Hoganson.

A write up is provided in the North Battleford “Remembrance Day” paper of 1974 about John Archibald McMillan (1838-1918) who served with the 5th Battalion Canadian-British Expeditionary Force. In the Saskatoon Star Phoenix Friday May 5, 1944 edition is a tribute to Corporal Harry L. Hoganson and family. The poem “Somewhere in France” was published by the Hamlin Community History Book Committee in the book, Prairie Echoes A HIstory of Aspenshaw, Nolin (Hamlin), McMillan School Districts.

Per ardua ad astra
Royal Air Force RAF Motto
“Through adversity to the stars”
“Through struggle to the stars”

Fred Walker contributed a report about the Hamlin Airport, a relief landing field for the North Battleford No. 35 British Commonwealth Air Training School. One or two relief airfields were located within 10–15 km of every principal airfield. The No. 1 Relief Airfield was denoted as “R1″ in RCAF Station diaries. The school also utilized another auxiliary landing strip at Brada airport. The field at Hamlin on section 17 township 45 range 16 west of the third meridian was operational by the school between September 4, 1941 to February 25, 1944. Walker continued to recount the history of the “McIntosh Field” North Battleford (Cameron McIntosh) airport. The Commonwealth Training Program would be established here during World War II. Following the dissolution of No. 35 Service Flying Training School, the St. Hubert Quebec No. 13 SFTS made use of the fields and aerodrome until the spring of 1945.

On October 8, 1944 a Royal Air Force Memorial Window was dedicated by the Bishop of Saskatoon at St. Paul’s Anglican Church in North Battleford. The names of the RAF personnel who gave the supreme sacrifice during World War II at the Air Force Training Base are listed in the article by Bruce Forsyth, No. 35 SFTS & No. 13 SFTS, North Battleford

Alongside the write up about the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan (BCATP) in the book, Prairie Echoes A History of Aspenshaw, Nolin (Hamlin), McMillan School Districts., is a roll of honour dedicated to the known air crews who lost their lives while training. LAC T.D. Bower; Sgt. J.L. Clarke; LAC F.C. Cannings; LAC N. Cheethan; Sgt. F. Cunningham; Sgt. J.D. Douglas; LAC B.T. Evans; Sgt. L.G. Firmage; LAC. O. Firmin; CPl B.J. Ford-Smith; F.O. A.A. Gree; LAC P.J. Haley; Cpl. J. Hayes; P.O. R. Herries; P.O. D.H. Hodgkinson; Sgt. L.S. Hodgkins; Sgt. K. Holt; LAC J. Hutchinson, A C2 W.J. Keenan; F.O. A.J.R. Knights; Cpl. T.E.E. Leahy; LAC. G.E. Lyons; Cpl. F.A. Mitchell; Sgt. N.I. Mellor; Muriel Almyra North; Sgt. F.J.B. Rawlings; LA2 J.J. Riley; LAC T. Robinson; LAC E.J. Thomas; AC2 E.F. Thompson; F.O. J. Tomalin; LAC R. Wangh; LAC B.D. Wickham.


“Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.”

― Winston Churchill

 

Article by Julia Adamson

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May 292014
 

Delisle Region | Roll of Honour

In the book, Through the years… Delisle Donavon Gledhow and O’Malley Laura Swanson , there is a picture of the cenotaph erected by the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 184, and a listing of those who served in World War I and II.

E.A. Blacklay, Sam Kellon, S. Kjelland, and J.W. Ralph gave up their lives in the first Great War.

Wm. Earl, Elwood Glauser, Walter Gramson, Arthur Green, Wilf Hathway, M.A. Martin, Eddie Nugent, and Omar Olson paid the ultimate sacrifice while serving in the second world war.

Delisle Royal Canadian Legion Branch 184 was founded in June of 1933. This branch “arranged for a veteran’s plot in the local cemetery” and erected a cenotaph which reads “In honour of the illustrious dead of Delisle and District and in honour of our living heroes who have defended us in all our wars.”* The branch continues to support the community in many and varied capacities.

Bibliography:

 

Canadian Virtual War Memorial has a page on Walter John Gramson of the Royal Canadian Airforce husband of Veronica M. Gramson, and son of Lawrence Edward and Mary M. Gramson of Delisle. Veterans Affairs Canada. Government of Canada. 2014-05-15.

The Commonwealth War Graves The Delisle Municipal Cemetery is listed as having one Commonwealth war grave from World War One and one from the second world war. Traces of War.com STIWOT. 2014.

*Military Memorials NICMM National Defence and the Canadian Forces. Chief Military Personnel. Government of Canada. Depicts an image of the cenotaph in Delisle. 2008-04-16

*The Royal Canadian Legion Saskatchewan Command. Commemorative History Book. 1926-2006. A Collection of Memories, Activities, and Community Commitment from our Branches and Members throughout the Province! Royal Canadian Legion.

Shillington, Ned. The Descendants of Thomas Kerfoot mention that Earl Donald Shillinton from Delisle served in the Royal Canadian Navy during the Second World War. Calgary, AB. 2009.
Page 205.

Spencer, Dick. Singing the Blues: The Conservatives in Saskatchewan Mentions that Alvin Hamilton born in Kenora, ON, and resident of Delisle, SK on a farm with relatives, served with the Royal Canadian Air Force as a flight lieutenant when World War i broke out. Edition illustrated Publisher University of Regina Press, 2007 ISBN 0889772061, 9780889772069

Through the years… Delisle Donavon Gledhow and O’Malley Laura Swanson Compiled and published by Delisle Women’s Institute. Book Committee. 1972.

 

 

May 132014
 

Debden: Notre Dame de Fatima Cenotaph

Traveling along provincial highway the village of Debden is located 94.18 kilometres (55 58.52 miles)
from Prince Albert approximately an hour away and traveling along Saskatchewan provincial highway 12 Debden is 193.06 kilometres (119.96 miles) from Saskatoon about a two and a half hour drive. Debden is northwest of Prince Albert and north of Saskatoon.

The Notre Dame de Fatima Cenotaph was restored by the Debden Knights of Columbus in 2009 via an application to the Cenotaph/Monument Restoration Program at Veterans Affairs Canada.

“Monuments and cenotaphs serve an important role in our remembrance because they are a permanent symbol of the pride and gratitude Canadians share for our nation’s truest heroes,” said the Honourable Greg Thompson, Minister of Veterans Affairs “It is important that we maintain the glory of our cenotaphs and memorials, and in doing so, inspire a renewed sense of remembrance within the community. This is why our government continues to provide support for cenotaph and monument restoration in communities across the country.”

The Knights of Columbus in Debden received funding for the restoration of the Notre Dame de Fatima Cenotaph in Debden.

“We are proud to stand with Canadians to honour the sacrifices of our men and women in uniform,” said Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz This funding will ensure that the cenotaph in Debden remains a place of remembrance and reflection for future generations of the community.”

Jan 082014
 

The War Memorial in Broadview, Saskatchewan, an historic photographic postcard as submitted by Chris Simons.  This cenotaph was erected in Confederation Square in Broadview honouring those who fell in World War I.  At the top of the Cenotaph it says 1914-1918 The Glorious Dead.  Continuing onwards with a listing of those fallen, ending with the word Somme.

 

War Memorial Broadview Sask

War Memorial Broadview Sask

 

Major G. Robinson
Lieut. G.D. Collins
Lieut. T. Collins
Lieut. T. Dane
Sergt. R.W. Wright
Sergt. F.T. Webster
Corp. R. Lawton
Corp. H. Cook.
Pte. H.A. Allingham
Pte. G. Beckett
Pte. E.J. Collins
Pte. F.H. Davis
Pte. F. Eykelbosch
Pte. J. Fodder
Pte. R. Henderson
Pte. T. Heur
Pte. P. Kynock
Pte. F. Oakland
Pte. T. Pendreigh
Pte. F.J. Pook
Pte. D. Spence
Pte. J. Warman
Pte. A.J. Wyllie

 

Broadview, a town in Saskatchewan, is located along the Saskatchewan #1 highway, the Trans Canada Highway, 155 kilometres (96 mi) east of the provincial capital city of Regina.

 

Another separate “Memorial Cross” marker erected in the Broadview cemetery was dedicated on June 12, 1921 in honour of those of World War One who lost their lives.

 

In addition to those who fell in World War One, the book, Centennial tribute : Oakshela, Broadview, Percival, 1882-1982 Story of Broadview and area. honours those who fell in World War Two.

Roll of Honour:


Lieut. W. Gattinger
P/O W. Webb
W/O J.E. Bunn
Sgt. E. Worden
Sgt. L. Larson
Sgt. D. Welsh
Pte. R. Pickford
Pte. W.J. Ryan
Pte. G. Melanson
Pte. W. McRobbie

 

Additional Information:

Bibliography

Centennial tribute : Oakshela, Broadview, Percival, 1882-1982 Story of Broadview and area.
Broadview, Sask. : Broadview Pioneer History Society, 1982.
ISBN 0889253390

Town of Broadview

Article written by J. Adamson