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Memorable Manitobans: Hugh Cuthbert Heighington Brayfield (1890-?)


Born at Brandon, Manitoba, 1890. Son of Reverend John Snowden and Emma (Hall) Brayfield. Married Sylvia Shaw. Was educated at Brandon Public School, St. John’s College. Family came to Manitoba in 1888; father, the Reverend Mr. Brayfield, farmed on first coming to the country, and was for a time in the agency business, finally entered the ministry of the Anglican Church; held various charges in Canada and the U.S.A. Captain Brayfield was articled in law to J. B. Coyne, K.C., Winnipeg. Called to the Bar in 1913; practised at Dauphin. Joined Canadian Expeditioanry Force, August 1914, 8th Battalion (in the ranks); France with the first contingent, 2nd Battle of Ypres, Festubert, Givenchy; Commissioned (Lieut.), 9 May 1915; attached Divisional Staff, Vimy Ridge, Hill 70, Passchendaele; wounded at Amiens; Captaincy June, 1917; awarded M.C., April, 1918; Bar, August, 1918. Returned to Canada, May, 1919; came to Virden, December, 1919; entered present partnership. Member of the Canadian Bar Association. President, GWVA, 1924; Honorary President of the Association; Adjutant in the “Border Horse.” Recreation: Golf. Address, Virden, Manitoba.


Pioneers and Prominent People of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Canadian Publicity Company, 1925.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 22 December 2012

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