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Memorable Manitobans: Ronald Rainey Counsell (1882-1953)

Insurance and rental agent.

Born at Hamilton, Ontario on 14 April 1882, brother of E. M. Counsell, he was educated at Hamilton schools and Upper Canada College. He joined the staff of the Imperial Bank of Canada and came to Winnipeg in 1907. During the First World War he served with the 44th Manitoba Battalion, winning the Military Cross. He was a member of the Committee of the Last Post Fund of Manitoba, the Corps of Commissionaires, and St. George’s Anglican Church. He died at Winnipeg on 4 May 1953 and was buried in Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens.

Sources:

Canadian Expeditionary Force, Attestation Papers, Library and Archives Canada.

“R. R. Counsell, military cross holder, dies,” Winnipeg Free Press, 4 May 1953.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 20 February 2011

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