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Memorable Manitobans: Edward G. Berry (?-?)


He served in India with British Imperial forces (1897-1898) and, during the South African War, he was a non-commissioned officer with the 18th Hussars. He then spent six years as a member of the London Metropolitan police force. He came to Canada and, six months later, became a policeman at Winnipeg, serving for four years. He was a detective and was put in charge of police regulation of pawn shops. In October 1912, he succeeded W. H. Boyd as the Chief of Brandon Police.


“Sergeant Berry becomes Chief of Brandon Police,” Winnipeg Telegram, 24 October 1912. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B5]

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 10 July 2015

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