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Memorable Manitobans: Borge “Buster” Agerbak (1914-2001)

Community activist.

Born at Odense, Denmark on 21 March 1914, the eldest of five children of Anton Agerbak and Kamma Moeller, the family emigrated to Manitoba in 1927 and settled in the Pilot Mound area. During the Second World War, he served with the Winnipeg Grenadiers in Hong Kong where he was interred as a prisoner of war for almost four years in Japan. He was a long-time member and executive of the Hong Kong Veterans Association. A recipient of the Canadian Centennial Medal in 1967, he retired from the federal civil service in 1973 after 27 years. He died at Winnipeg on 1 May 2001.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 3 May 2001.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 10 October 2016

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