Binscarth Cenotaph


Binscarth, Manitoba

The Binscarth Cenotaph was erected in 1919 in memory of World War I Veterans. At a later date the Cenotaph was also dedicated to World War II Veterans.

The Binscarth Cenotaph was June 2, 1919. This particular date was chosen because five soldier from the Binscarth area were killed. The names of these five soldier were, Geo. Bradshaw, W. Johnson, John Durant, R. Hallam, and Chub Sherritt.

The $1625.00 Monument is constructed of red granite and the soldier on top is White Italian marble. The funds for the Cenotaph were raised by public donation. The metal ornamental fence was made by local blacksmith and Veteran Donald Mann. The spruce trees were donated by Tom Clements. The plot of land was donated by Frank McPherson.

A memorial service is held each year at the Cenotaph on the first Sunday in June. The names of those who died during World War I and World War II are read out and wreaths are laid. An annual service is also held at the Cenotaph on November 11.

The inscription on the Monument reads:


"Erected by Binscarth & District in memory of our heroes who fell in the Great War 1914-1918"

Nurse Margaret A. Lowe
Pte. Edward E. Symons
Corp. George W. Sherritt
Pte. Norman W. Sherritt
Corp. George H. Bradshaw
Corp. John Durant
Pte. William L. Johnson
Pte. Richard Hallam
Corp. George C. Murdock
Pte. Lincoln H.Eby
Pte. George F. Honey
Sergt. Herbert Swindell
Pte. Patrick J. O'Flaherty
Pte. John A. Tennant
Pte. John Thompson
Pte. Daniel Alary
Pte. John H. Smith
Pte. James Findlay
Pte. Arthur G. Johnson

"Greater Love Hath No Man Than This"


Honour Roll
They served their Country well
Clegg, Olive
Cluff, W.J.
Ducharme, A.
Wasslen, Theo
May, Harold

Left side:

They gave their today
for our tomorrow
Neuve Chapelle
St. Eloi
Sanctuary Wood
Hill 70
Canal Du Nord

Right side:
has the Manitoba Emblem on it.

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