Have you been to old Kildonan
Seen the Red with gentle sweep
Guard the little rude, God's Acre
Where the Selkirk settlers sleep

- John Mackay
- Opening verse of Old Kildonan

Scattered thoughout the cemetery are numerous military markers, serving as a reminder of the various conflicts Canada has been engaged in over the past century. Most are markers for veterans of the First and Second World Wars. This hallowed ground is a fitting place to remember the many young men who made the supreme sacrifice while fighting for their country. Among the headstones marking the Second World War Veterans is a large number of missing or killed in action while serving with the Royal Canadian Air Force. With Winnipeg at the center of the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan, many young men from the community trained and served overseas as aircrew.

Lt. Allan A. McLeod, V.C., R.A.F., is one of the youngest Victoria Cross winners ever, who shortly after returning home became a victim of the world-wide influenza epidemic in 1918.

Sgt. W.Y. Robertson, D.C.M., was killed at Passchendaele in 1917. (The Distinguished Conduct Medal was awarded to non-commissioned officers.)

Private T.R. Andrews, D.C.M. was mortally wounded at Bourlan Wood in 1918.

Sqn. Ldr. Brodie Anderson, D.F.C was killed over Germany in 1944. His family is commemorated in one of the beautiful stained glass windows of the old church.

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