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Memorable Manitobans: Charles Middlemiss “Jock” Langford (1902-1946)


Born at Shellmouth in December 1902, son of John C. Langford and Margaret E. Lawther, he was educated at Shellmouth School, Brandon College, and the University of Manitoba. He became a teacher, working at Moosehorn School (1924-1926), Inglis School (?-?) and Souris School (?-?), and was Principal of Lyleton School (1932-1935), Warren School (1935-1938), and Lavallee School (St. Vital, 1938-1940). In 1940, he enlisted in the Canadian Army and served in Europe with the First Armoured Division and the Army Educational Services. He returned home in March 1945 and found work as a teacher at Russell. He drowned at Winnipeg Beach on 20 August 1946 and was buried in the Russell Cemetery.


1901 and 1911 Canada censes, Automated Genealogy.

Marriage registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Annual Reports of the Manitoba Department of Education, Manitoba Legislative Library.

“Man drowns at Winnipeg Beach; body washed ashore within hour,” Winnipeg Free Press, 21 August 1946, page 1.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 21 August 1946, page 4.

Obituary, Winnipeg Tribune, 31 August 1946, page 19.

We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 1 February 2020

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