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Monday 1 April 2024

Manitoba's WWI Fallen: Joseph Andrew Bright McClure of Winnipeg

© 2024, Christian Cassidy

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War, I am working on a series of blog posts and radio shows that will look at some of the Manitobans who died in action. For more about this project and links to other posts, follow this link.

March 22, 1918, Winnipeg Free Press

Joseph Andrew Bright McClure lived at 900 Aikins Street with his wife Gertrude and their three young children. The family relocated to suite 20 Acadia Apartments at 590 Victor Street just before he enlisted.

McClure, 40, went missing in action during the Battle of Vimy Ridge on August 21, 1917. His remains were never found and he was declared dead the following March.

McClure is commemorated at the Canadian Vimy Memorial in Pas de Calais, France. As he worked at the executive offices of the Bank of Commerce in Winnipeg, his name appears on the roll of honour in the entrance of the former Bank of Commerce headquarters (now Millennium Centre) in downtown Winnipeg.


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