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Roll of Honour - Members of Winnipeg City Staff who Enlisted in Canada's Fighting Forces in World War II

View Transcription. This roll of honour consists of 537 hand painted names of City of Winnipeg employees who served in the Second World War. The names are organized by the department they worked in, and stars are placed next to the names of those who died during the war. The title at the top consists of elaborate calligraphy, as well as a Union Jack flag rising out of the letters. The centre of the print showcases an image of a knight's helmet and an elaborately sheathed sword above an image of the City of Winnipeg seal. The bottom features a quote from the ancient Greek leader Pericles, which Duthie chose himself.

Duthie, John D.

Scrapbook of Corporal Wallace – page 9

Page 9 of a photograph scrapbook made by Corporal John Wallace in April 1940. Photographs depict a street in Gladstone Manitoba, a trolley bus in Winnipeg on Kennedy Street (between Ellice and Qu'Appelle), and the Butler family, acquaintances of Wallace. See page three of this scrapbook for more details on the Butler family.

Wallace, John

Scrapbook of Corporal Wallace – page 3

Page 3 of a photograph scrapbook made by Corporal John Wallace in April 1940. Photographs depict two families acquainted with Wallace: the Butlers (Jim Sr., Jim Jr., Les, Aggie, Gig, and Mrs. Butler) and the Drinkwaters (Mr. and Mrs. Drinkwater, Joan, Hilda, and Les), as well as Gladstone Manitoba. See general notes section for more details.

Wallace, John

Scrapbook of Corporal Wallace – page 6

Page 6 of a photograph scrapbook made by Corporal John Wallace in April 1940. Photographs depict the Pavilion in City Park (Assiniboine Park), the Legislature Building off in the distance down Memorial Boulevard, St. Ignatius Church at Corydon Avenue and Stafford Street, the Winnipeg Cenotaph, and acquaintenances of Wallace, Mr. and Mrs. McCarthy and “Sister Sue”, and two people identified only as “Joan” and “Den”. See general notes section for more details.

Wallace, John

Scrapbook of Corporal Wallace

A scrapbook of photographs taken by Corporal John Wallace of Winnipeg in April, 1940. The scrapbook is 9 pages consisting of 48 photographs, 2 of which are loose. The photographs depict Fort Osborne Barracks, Old St. Paul’s College, the Memorial Boulevard area, Gladstone MB, and fellow soldiers Wallace was acquainted with, as well as their families. The scrapbook is annotated and is accompanied by notes written by Wallace explaining some of the photos and those featured in them. Some photos are missing.

Wallace, John

Scrapbook of Corporal Wallace – page 2

Page 2 of a photograph scrapbook made by Corporal John Wallace in April 1940. Photos consist of Portage Avenue looking west from around Vaughn Street, a rail line at Portage Avenue and St. James Street, troops in formation, and Mrs. and Shirley Gardiner. See general notes section for more details.

Wallace, John

Scrapbook of Corporal Wallace – page 8

Page 8 of a photograph scrapbook made by Corporal John Wallace in April 1940. Photographs depict the Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada near the Raleigh Apartments at Vaughan Street and Ellice Avenue, Memorial Boulevard (likely at Broadway, facing west with the Mall Hotel in the distance), a road outside Fort Osborne Barracks, and Corporal Wallace at the home of “The Dowlings” (likely on Beaverbrook Street).

Wallace, John

Scrapbook of Corporal Wallace – page 5

Page 5 of a photograph scrapbook made by Corporal John Wallace in April 1940. Photographs depict several acquaintenance of Wallace including two fellow soldiers, “Sonny” Robertson and Joseph “Fuss” McGrath, a Mrs. Penny, and a Frank Dowling and his family. See the general notes section for more details.

Wallace, John

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