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  1. “In Every Field!”
    Although poppies grow row on row,
    We sadly reap what in truth we sow.
    They are the dead; and time does fly.
    We tend to repeat; the dead don’t lie.
    War is the absence of love and reason.
    No matter the time, place or specific season.
    The dead cry out, “Why must it repeat?”
    “We are all equal!” Sanity, reason must meet!
    In every field!
    Take up their quarrel, ignorance is their foe:
    To you their lives, their love they bestow.
    Their lives; we must remember those that died.
    They have not slept, the dead cry out!
    In every field!

    I wish to make war in my heart obsolete!

    Feel free to use it.

    John Oross

  2. Hi, my grandfather George Budd was a sergeant with the Winnipeg Rifles in ww1 and his brother Charles Budd also was with them. Charles died in ww1. So I was wondering about this stone legacy. Can I get their names entered or have they already. Both were living in Magnet Manitoba when they joined.

  3. Greetings. I was wondering if you would have any info ,pictures,artifacts of my Grandfather Sgt Charles Edward Joyce and his brother Harold Joyce. Both WW1 Winnipeg Rifles in Paschendale. Thank you.

  4. I am wondering if you are hosting a remembrance Day at the armoury? If so, what time, etc.? thank you

  5. I have a large photograph of what appears to be a cadet band of the Winnipeg Rifles; however, the photo was taken in or around 1914 which appears to be a time when there was no cadet band. The boys are wearing the Little Black Devil cap badge without any battalion numbers on it; uniform looks very much like the WW1 uniform. They all appear to be under the age of 15-16 down to age 12 (or less). Any ideas?
    I am sorry to say that this web site is rather difficult to get around in. It would be nice if there was a direct pathway to the museum and/or archives people. I will send a scan, or photo, of the original once I have been given a direct pathway to a person rather than a “guestbook” (which is also a difficulty, unless it is a planned screening of email writers).
    I tried to look up my grandfather in that section of the site, but it told me no such person existed before I even had a chance to finish typing in his name. Is this still under construction? He was the 8th Battalion in WW1 from 1914 to when he was wounded in April of 1917. Thank you.

  6. Could I get a contact e-mail for the curator of the Minto Museum ? I have several items and photo’s of my grandfather’s who was in the Winnipeg Grenadiers pre- WW I that I’m sure they’d be interested in . He was Sgt. Major J.A.B. McClure .
    Thank you .

  7. Bonjour le Canada,
    Can you give me the composition of Captain P. Gower’s
    company B of Royal Winnipeg Rifles during the June 6,1944
    assault on Juno Beach.
    Surnames and Christian names of the 150 soldiers with Reg. No if it’s possible.
    I trace the course of Rifleman RUDD, Edward Raymond H103881 in the Battle of Normandy . He belongs to the Royal Winnipeg Rifles B Company.He was one of 26 survivors with Captain Gower at Juno Beach.He was captured in Putot-en-Bessin on june 8,1944 and strafed on june 11 in Saint-Georges-Des-Groseillers.He is a prisoner of war in Germany in stalag IV B and released on avril 14,1945 by the Americains.He died on january 6, 2009 in Manitou, MB, Canada.
    I look for all informations about the rifleman Ray RUDD and people who met him or knew him.
    Excuse me for my english translation, I’m French.
    Merci and lest we forget.
    ERIC.

  8. Greetings, my business is making custom jewellery. I ve been in Winnipeg for 25 years.

    Some time back I bought out an older jewellery making business.
    I have been down sizing and sorting through some vintage metal dies that were created through that business which was also located in Winnipeg since 1909. It was once belonged to the Dingwall die makers. It was next owned by Mackenzie Clay Co.
    Then by Clay Law up till 1990s then owned by CALLaw (you can access their old website still)
    From what I understand the old CLAY LAW firm stamped many military pins and badges.
    I have some pressings in metal for your organization.

  9. My father Sgt Peter Carne of the British Royal Engineers was attached to the Winnipeg Rifles during the Normandy Landings. He was a surveyor, a specialty I believe required to survey and prepare for the erection of Bailey bridges, to replace those bridges destroyed. He landed with the Winnipeg Rifles on Juno beach on June 8th at 07.40, having been delayed by tides and poor weather. I have his handwritten diary of the events.
    He is 96, but pretty hearty and we wonder what the WF are planning to celebrate their battle honours in Europe. If his health continues we intend to take him back to France in June 2020 to celebrate the 75th anniversary.

  10. Hello I am trying to find out more information about my uncle rifleman Mervyn Robinson who landed D-Day and was killed in battle taking the Caen airport . I am having hard time gathering his information . if there is anything you can do to help it would be appreciated . I was named after him and would like to know more. Thank You
    Mervin Robinson

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