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Manitoba History No. 89

No. 89

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War Memorials in Manitoba
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Memorable Manitobans

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Memorable Manitobans: Guildford Dudley (1887-?)

Manager, Continental Gem Company.

Born in Dumfreishire, Scotland, 23 April 1887. Son of Mr. and Mrs. George Dudley. Married Elise Maire, cousin of General Castlenau of the French Army. Was educated at St. James’ Episcopal School, Edinborough; Harriet Watt School. Came to Canada in 1904. Farmed in Manitoba. Rider for R.P. Ranch in the Medicine Hat country. Was for some years with Birks and Sons (Manager of Department). Joined Canadian Expeditionary Force, August 1914, Fort Garry Horse. Overseas with Divisional Cavalry Squadron; won Commission in the field (Lieutenant), 8th Battalion, 1916. Wounded on the Somme; invalided to Etaples; returned to Battalion. Was in the engagements of Vimy Ridge, Arleux, Fresnoy, Hill 70, Passchendaele, Arras and the last 100 days with the Canadian Army on the Rhine. Awarded M.M. while with Cavalry; M.C. at Vimy; mentioned in Dispatches twice; Captaincy at Passchendaele. Returned to Winnipeg and discharged, May 1919. Automobile business for a time; present position, 1922. Major Dudley is 2nd in command of the 90th Battalion, Winnipeg Rifles. Member, United Service Club, Young Men’s Board of Trade. Anglican. Residence, Nassau Apartments (Suite 1), Winnipeg.

He is commemorated by Dudley Avenue in Winnipeg.


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

Page revised: 3 August 2008

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