Item 2 - Humesville World War I Memorial Dedication

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Humesville World War I Memorial Dedication

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  • July 22, 1923 (Creation)

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12 “x 14” (b/w)

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Donated to Daly House Museum by Elsie Carnahan, Brandon, MB in 1981.

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Photograph of a crowd at the unveiling of the World War I Memorial in the Humesville Cemetery, R.M. of Elton, Manitoba July 22,1923. Pictured in background is the Salvation Army Band and Mr. Otto Lau (left of memorial). The photograph was taken by H.H. Allen, Brandon, MB.

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Erected by the Humesville district in the R.M. of Elton, Manitoba, the memorial is dedicated to the local citizens who died as a result of the first and second World Wars. The cenotaph was originally located in the Humesville Cemetery ½ mile North and West of the village of Forrest, MB. It was later moved into the village of Forrest. The memorial was unveiled on Sunday July 22,1923 by the Humesville Presbyterian Church. Mr. Otto Lau, father of two of the boys whose names are inscribed on the Scotch granite stone unveiled the memorial.

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Mrs. S. (Elsie) Carnahan Collection

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