Jul 222017
Frank  Sekulich

Frank Sekulich

Frank Joseph Sekulich



By:  Pat MacFarlane



Frank Joseph Sekulich

Born:  March 3, 1918

Died:  April 4, 1945


At the mention of his name, my father’s eyes (Mark Sekulich) would fill with tears and he would leave the room.  Faye (Gibney) Benson recalls watching November 11th Service from Ottawa with Grandma.  Grandma cried so hard that Faye thought Grandma should go to Ottawa to lay a wreath.  But they never talked about him in front of us.  He went to war and never returned, it was in the past, if you didn’t talk about it you didn’t hurt.  That was the Croatian way.


I have been told he was a happy-go-lucky man, but a bit short on temper.  The other brothers knew if they got into a bind Frank would wade in and help them out.  Rumor has it he liked to scap and took down more than 1 local fellow.


In the early years the country schools were used for dances.  There were many schools and 2-3 dances a week.  Frank went as much as possible.  But he was up early the next morning telling everyone “Get up!  People die in bed you know.”


Frank received a Grade 8 education at Hilledge and worked on the farm.  He spent some time in Sudbury with family.  He then went to B.C. where he worked as a fire fighter.


When the war broke out in 1939 he was 21.  He attempted to enlist but was refused for reasons unknown.


In 1943 he tried again and was accepted.  He formally enlisted on March 11, 1943 at Powell River, B.C. as Frank Nicholas Sekulich.  He listed his trade as farmer, mill worker.


He did basic training in Vernon, B.C., Winnipeg, Man., Wetaskiwin, Alberta, Camp Shilo, Manitoba and Woodstock, Ontario.


On February 19, 1944 he was engaged to Lorraine McNeil while on furlough.


On August 16, 1944 he failed to return from leave.  He was A.W.L. for 1 day and 12 hours.  He was admonished for the offense, on open arrest and forfeited 2 days pay.  I hope he had a good time for he shipped out to England August 31, 1944.


He was a member of Regina Rifles Regiment.  They went to France on September 29, 1944.  On February 13, 1945 he was promoted to Lt. Corporal.  The regiment ended up in Holland.  Another man from Kenaston, Bill Hobel was in the same regiment and was right beside him when he was killed by sniper fire April 5, 1945.  Bill told Grandma he died instantly which was a source of comfort to her, knowing he didn’t suffer.


Frank is buried in Holten Canadian War Cemetery, in Holland, with 1,342 other Canadians.


As an item of interest, Canada played a major role in the liberation of Holland.  Part of today’s school curriculum involves care and maintenance of these cemeteries.  Each child is assigned a specific grave to visit and plant flowers.  This was told to me by Gerarda Kaye, R.N., my co-worker who grew up in Holland.


In the Memorial Chamber at the base of Parliaments Peace Tower in Ottawa, Canada’s Books of Remembrance are displayed.  The books are under glass and list in alphabetical order the names of the war dead.  Each day at 11 am a page is turned in each book so that every name can at some time be read.  A grateful nation recognizes his sacrifice every year on November 24th when page 562 is displayed.


I feel I know him now.  He was 5’8” by his military records, handsome by his photos, a bit vain, charismatic, feisty and family oriented by all accounts.


I can’t help but wonder how different our family would have been had he come home.  Another Aunt and Uncle and more cousins to swell over ranks.  I often wonder how he would have made a living, where he would have lived and how his life would have affected us.


Submission by the niece of Frank Sekulich, Bev George.  Thank you kindly, Julia Adamson

Lance Corporal Frank Sekulich

Birth: Mar. 3, 1918
Kenaston, Saskatchewan, Canada
Death: Apr. 5, 1945, Netherlands

Mathew Sekulich (1880 – 1953)
Eva Tomlenovich Sekulich (1885 – 1974)

Regina Rifle Regiment R.C.I.C.

Holten Canadian War Cemetery
Rijssen-Holten Municipality
Overijssel, Netherlands
Plot: II. E. 6.
Canadian Virtual War Memorial Frank Sekulich

Frank Sekulich article by Jan Braakman (Dutch investigative journalist and author) translated into English by Google

The original article by Jan Braakman is written in Dutch.

Frank Sekulich Biography ~ Powell River’s Unsung Heros Of World War II –dedicated to the 62 Servicemen who had ties to the Powell River, British Columbia, Canada area, who made the supreme sacrifice in  World War II.  Sekulich bio is near the bottom of the Powell River webpage.

Kenaston Cenotaph. Veteran’s Centennial Park and Cenotaph,
Kenaston, Saskatchewan.

An article has been written about Frank Sekulich by Noudi Spönhoff for a Dutch magazine. The article reflected on Frank Sekulich who lost his life as a soldier when he bravely fought the Germans near the village of Almen, where the Canadians recaptured the ‘Ehzer bridge’. This bridge though often called a Canadian troops a Bailey bridge (Victoria Bridge) is actually a callender-Hamilton Bridge. As the Germans destroyed many bridges during the war, those which remain have intrinsic heritage value. As this one survived the war, it has been re-furbished.






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:

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.


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 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,


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.


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

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.



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:


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

Nov 082013

Cenotaph in Ogema, Saskatchewan

THE GREAT WAR 1914 – 1918”.

J.W. Barnett A. Milne
F. Baird E.B. Murphy
D.E. Bee G. Merriam
G.W. Berry T. Odland
W. Clark N. Prang
S. Cougrough F. Rumford
J. Coubrough H. Reuss
H Chamerlin D. N. Riley
W.L. Cairns S. Street
R. Davis R. Sullivan
N. Dodds V.W. Saunders
S. Fowler D.H. Stevens
H. Ford S. B. Tallman
G.A. Grainger I Taylor
C. Gilchrist N. McTAvish
S. Gayer F. McLatchie
W. Howlett E. Vancot
E.F. Hergh P. Wright
J. Hayward E. Walker
J. Holm E. Walmer
D. Irwin A.E. Watts
E.F. Martindale

“A greater Gift they could not give

who gave their lives that we might live.

Erected 1923″

“IN MEMORIUM WAR 1939 – 1945 ”

Z. Babb H Miller
J.F. Birney D.N. McKenzie
W. Booth G. Pagan
G.T. Coubrough H. Richmond
D. Cojogari G.D. Smith
A. Cauley I. Smailes
J. Gebert R.B. Scott
W.E. Jones R. T. Scott
G. Krasiun S. Wood
J. Lemkie S. Woolether

Ogema, Saskatchewan Cenotaph, World War I and World War IIOgema, Saskatchewan Cenotaph, World War I and World War IIOgema, Saskatchewan Cenotaph, World War I and World War IIOgema, Saskatchewan Cenotaph, World War I and World War IIOgema, Saskatchewan Cenotaph, World War I and World War IIOgema, Saskatchewan Cenotaph, World War I and World War II

Additional Information:

Elgin Burns MURPHY ~ Canadian Virtual War Memorial ~ Veterans AFfairs CAnada.

Swanton Morley Rolls of Honour ~ Flight Sergeant Pilot George Thomas COUBROUGH

Cenotaph in Ogema SK, Poppies from my gardn.

The Military – Canadian Expeditionary Force ~! WWI~ Elgin MURPHY

SSR Actions recalled Regiment gets battle honors The Leader-Post. December 4, 1957. Digitised online by Google News Archives. Date accessed November 8, 2013.
The South Saskatchewan Regiment (SSR) was awarded 19 battle honours for their efforts in the Second World War. Quote“It was organized as the SSR in a militia reshuffle following the First World War, and perpetuates the old 152nd battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force.”Unquote

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Regina band lloks for recruits The Leader-Post. August 24, 1974. Page 11 Digitised online by Google News Archives. Date accessed November 8, 2013.
RE Mr. Tom Toddington

Nov 042013
Briercrest Roll of Honour

Briercrest Roll of Honour

Briercrest Roll of Honour

Briercrest Roll of Honour

Briercrest Roll of HonourRoll of Honour
of the Members of Briercrest
and Community
Who Volunteered for Active Service
With Canada’s Fighting Forces.

These Gave their lives Their Name Liveth

J.W. Cockburn H. M. Horton

~ These also served ~

Anderson K.K.
Healey L.J. McKee L.M.

Anderson W.R.
Healey H.M. McKee ?

Armstrong G.R.
Healey M.G. Minielly A.

Barden L.C.
Hikox R. A. Moffat M.C.

Boan D.R.
Hillson A.L. Olson E.R.

Boan J.A.
Hillson E.R. Sanderson D.D.

Boothman H.V.
Hillson G.C. Schweitzberg C.G.

Boothman J.C.
Hillson L.E. Snell W.D.

Bowler J.M.
Hillson W.S. Snell W.

Calder A.G.
Horton H.E. Tysdal E.E.

Cockburn A.E.
Horton R.G. Varlet V.A.

Cockburn B.K.
Jaques B.D. Walker D.A.

Cockburn D.R.
Jaques H.B. Walker J.C.

Cole C.E.
Jaques J.N. Walker R.E.

Conlon D.R.
Johnson C.H. Weir B.I.

Coward H.E.
Lewis C.F. Weir D.H.

Dixon M.T.
Lewis J.L. Weir E.M.

Duff A.J.
McGhee C.R. Weir J.A.

Findlay D.A.
McGonigal J.M. Westrum L.F.

Findlay D.S.
McGonigal R.D. Whyte J.G.

Findlay N.A.
McKaskill A.M. Windrem O.C.

Hanson L.O.
McKee B.N. Wyatt M.G.

Healey L.F.
McKee T.C. Wyatt R.L.

Briercrest is a small village in Redburn rural municipality No. 130 near Moose Jaw and Regina.

Nov 042013


To Perpetuate the memory of our heroic comrades of this district in the Great War.


To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.

Erected by the Great War Veterans Association Glidden Sask.

Donated by George H. Joll, Esq.
Newcastle, Ont.

Glidden, Saskatchewan War Memorial

Glidden, Saskatchewan War Memorial

Glidden is a hamlet south of Kindersley located in the rural municipality of Newcombe No. 260.

The October 26, 1943 edition of the Saskatoon Star-Phoenix published an article, “Died for his country” about Sgt. Kenneth N. Read, RCAF wireless air gunner aged 21 who had been missing since December 1942 has been presumed dead. Read moved from Glidden to Saskatoon in 1932 and enlisted in 1941.

N.E. Ament compiled a listing of those who served in world war one and gave the supreme sacrifice: Gardiner Halliday, Thomas Germain, Charles Ross, Ernest Howard, and Reginald Laurence. Others from the area who served in world war one were Mort Reed, Reginald Reed, A.B. Cassie, Art Wheeler, Cliff Wilcox and A. Hancox.

Of the thirty six folk Ament lists in the book, Glidden : our district, who served in World War II, none lost their lives, and all returned.

P. Abelseth

J. Abelseth

G. Abbey

W. Ament

N. Ament

D. Bender

L. Bradley

G. Babcock

V. Cascadden

D. Elliott

L. Goheen

D.R. Galbraith

J. Genge

S. Gizen

N. Hammel

C. Jackson

K. Jackson

E. Johnson

J. Joll

F. Kovatch

T. Miller

H. MacDonald

A. Neumuller

J. Page

R. Page

A. Page

E. Renz

A. Steele

W. Smith

T. Keslick

F. Keslick

K. Thompson

W. Kerr

O. Wormsbecker

D. Wormsbecker

M.B. Mitchell


Glidden : our district / compiled and written by N.E. Ament

To commemorate Glidden’s 50th Anniversary, 1917-1967, and Canada’s Centennial, 1867-1967.

circa 1967, Print Shop Kindersley, SK