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In Memoriam



For God and Country

These Gave Their Lives

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning 
We will remember them.

World War I
1914 - 1918

Served Their Country

Ernest Kuss
b- Nov 13, 1899 in Wolseley SK
(attestation form he wrote 1897 to make himself old enough)
enlisted Apr 1, 1916 in Regina, Reg #907600
living in Neudorf when he enlisted,
Occupation- Clerk, Single
Father Daniel (Dan) Kuss, b- Oct 2, 1865 in Poland
Mother- Lydia Gitzel b- June 24, 1870 in Russia
lived to be 102 yrs and 5 months
(birth info from 1901 census)
Father Daniel was the Neudorf Post Master from 1904 to 1913

Emil Schai
b- Nov 26, 1897 in Russia
Enlisted in Regina, Mar 21, 1916, reg #907493
Occupation wiper with the CPR when he enlisted, single
living in Neudorf SK
Sept, 1915 shown as wiper CPR
father- Herman Schai

Andrew McHardy
b- Nov 24, 1884, Aberdenshire, Scotland
enlisted Apr 14, 1916 in Winnipeg, MB
Rank- SPR, Reg #261159
occupation- Machinist,
wife- Olive May McHardy, nee Hume,
living at Elkhorn MB when he enlisted
married May 31, 1911 in Elkhorn MB

Killed In Action

Edward Osborne
b- Feb 11, 1893, Waltham, Leicestershire, England
d- June 5, 1916, age 23
son of Mrs. Eliza Tomlinson,
of Market Overton, Oakham, Rutland, England
May 1912 he was a wiper for the CPR in Neudorf
Service #106470, Private, Army
1st Canadian Mounted Rifles, Saskatchewan Regiment
enlisted Dec 23, 1914,
On Page 144 of the WWI Book of Remembrance
Single, Occupation Locomotive Fireman

G. Steward
I found a George Edward Steward
b- Sept 11, 1897, 3 Plummer St., Newcastle-On-Tyne, England
enlisted in Brandon MB, Aug 26, 1915, single, farmer
 Reg #150624
79th Overseas Batt.

Awarded Medals of Valour

N. Browne
- French Croix De Guerre1

Jacob Miller
- Meritorious Service Medal

note 1- French Croix De Guerre was established Apr 8, 1915
given to commemorate individual mentions in dispatches


World War II
1939 - 1945
Those that Served
Arndt, Gustave Assman, Edward Bearden, William
Bender, Edward Bender, John Boyce, Murray
Brown, Allen Brown, James Callender, Jack
Dixon,  Alfred "Ross" (see below) Dixon, Thomas (see below) Ellerman, Edward
Gable, Arthur    
Goebel, Albert

see note below*
Goebel, Joseph Harold
Goebel, Louis
Hauser, Adolf Hauser, Emil
Hauser, John
Haverstock, Emma Hoffart, Jack Holtzmann, Lorne
Hogg, William Hughson, Eric Hupp, Gerald
Hupp, John Issel, Albert Leniczek, Carl
Leniczek, Rudolf Lenny, Allen Lenny, Gordon
Lenny, Helen Lenny, William Litzenberger, George
Lutz, Ernest Martin, Alex Martin, Joseph
McHardy, Douglas Miller, Harold Miller, Lawrence
Miller, Norman Miller, Walter Mohr, Philip
Ohly, Anton Ohly, Gustave Parker, Daniel
Parker, Lorne Parr, William Renas, Arthur
Renas, George Schmidt, Ernest Schramm, Gordon- RCN
Schramm, Philip- Army Schramm, John- Army Schutz, William
Schreiber, Albert Stein, Arthur Stein, Frank
Stein, Fred Stein, Leonard Timm, Albert
Thompson, Norman Ulmer, Alfred Ulmer, Edward Wilheim (see below)
Ulmer, George Ulmer, Harold Walter, Eric
Wirth, Carl Wirth, Ernest Wirth, John
Wirth, Theodore (Ted) Wirth, Valentine Wirth, Walter (Wally)


Edward Wilheim Ulmer
fought in World War II from 1939 – 1945.
Son of Martin Ulmer, married to Katherine Armbruster
They had six daughters:
Emma Hollinger, Rose Piller, Violet Schmidt,
Gladys James, Mardel Schmidt and Grace Ulmer
 and 4 sons:
 John, Verner, Edward and Oswald.
Info & Photo from his daughter Sandy Dewar, with thanks

Albert Goebel and his brother Louis Goebel's pictures above,
also Emil Hauser,
are from Albert's daughter Jill, and I thank her for them.
All are thumbnails and can be clicked to enlarge.
I didn't have her dad listed here, and apologize for that.
some notes and stories from Jill re her Dad.
I recently accompanied my dad to the 67th anniversary of the liberation of Holland, which is where he was when Holland was liberated. My Uncle Louie, dad's brother was in Italy during the war. Uncle Louie died in the 1960s, but I think Dad has a picture of Uncle Louie as a soldier. Dad actually is in very good shape and he read the  Act of Remembrance at the Holten memorial service this year. 
My dad, Albert Goebel, was with the Royal Canadian Army Service Corps, 1st Canadian Army Troops. He was stationed in England and then in Belgium and Holland"
My Uncle Louie ( Louis/Ludwig) was with the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps and was stationed in England and Italy.
My dad has shared a story with me. He indicated that after the war in Europe was over, mid 1945, he was in a restaurant in Scheveningen Holland, having a bite to eat, when he looked out the window and saw two soldiers, one who he knew for sure, as the individual was from Neudorf .  He quickly got up and went outside, catching up to them. The one soldier was Alfred Schweitzer and the other was another fellow from Neudorf, Anton Ohly. They decided to go to nearby bar for a beer. As they were going into the bar, they ran into another soldier, also known to everyone. That soldier, Albert Hollinger,  also from Neudorf, was just coming out.  A fifth soldier, Walter Wirth, from Neudorf,  was still in the establishment, so they all went back in to spend a bit of time together, five soldiers from Neudorf!"


Killed In Action

Alfred "Ross" Dixon
b- ca 1823 in UK
d- July 3, 1943, age 20
Runnymede Memorial- Panel 181
Flight Sergeant, Canadian Air Force, r/181570
Lost as a tail gunner, in Bomber Command, 214 Squardron
son of James Henry Dixon and Ruby Amelia Hopps, from Neudorf
brother Thomas Dixon also served in WWII
father- James Henry Dixon
b- Nov 26, 1881, Virden MB
d- Feb 26, 1958 in Neudorf Hospital, age 78
buried in Neudorf Cemetery
James married Ruby, Dec 26, 1917 in Elkhorn MB

Ernest William Schmidt
b- Jan 10, 1921
d- Mar 3, 1945
Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery, Netherlands
Grave Ref- XXI. H. 2.
Service # A108990, Rank Private
Army, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada, R.C.I.C.

Arthur George Stein
b- Dec 18, 1918
d- July 29, 1944, age 25
Sage War Cemetery, Germany
Grave Ref- Coll. Grave 10. A. 12-13
Service #J19161, Rank Flying Officer,
Royal Canadian Air Force, 415 Squadron
Son of Peter and Barbara Stein, Neudorf SK

Reinhold Arndt
b- ca 1912
d- Nov 3, 1942, age 30
Commemorated at Halifax Memorial
Able Seaman, Canadian Merchant Navy
Ship- S.S. Christian J. Kampmann
(registered in Montreal Canada)
His ship was torpedoed
member of the Neudorf High School 1926 Champion Team
Son of Adolph and Augusta Arndt

Some info above from
Commonwealth War Graves Commission site

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