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Memorable Manitobans: Herman McLean Cameron (1882-1929)


Born at Perth, Ontario on 24 July 1882, he came to Winnipeg with his parents in 1889. He attended Carlton School, the Central Collegiate, and Manitoba College. He graduated from the Manitoba Medical College then practiced medicine at Carlyle, Saskatchewan for ten years, returning to Winnipeg just before the First World War.

He served in France with the Canadian Expeditionary Force, being wounded twice and receiving the Military Cross. After the war he took postgraduate courses at hospitals in Canada and the United States before resuming his medical practice at Winnipeg. He also studied law, graduating with an LLD from the Manitoba Law School in 1927. He served as provincial coroner and taught medical jurisprudence at the Manitoba Medical College. He was a member of the Masons and the Odd Fellows.

He died of a heart attack at the wheel of his automobile, while driving in Winnipeg, on 2 February 1929. He was buried in Elmwood Cemetery.


“Provincial coroner succumbs suddenly”, Winnipeg Free Press, 4 February 1929. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B8]

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 17 July 2011

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