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Memorable Manitobans: Frederick William Law (1883-1960)

Community activist.

Born at Mirfield, England in 1883, he served with the Queen’s Own Scottish Borders during the Boer War before coming to Winnipeg in 1910 where he was Steward-Manager of the Commercial Club until retirement. During the First World War, he was a member of the City of Winnipeg 27th Battalion. He was an organizer and first national secretary of the Great War Veterans Association, one of the founding groups for the Royal Canadian Legion. He was a Liberal candidate in the 1920 provincial general election but was defeated. He died at Winnipeg on 7 April 1960 and was buried in Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens.


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

“Frederick W. Law legion organizer,” Winnipeg Tribune, 8 April 1960. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B12, page 6]

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 12 April 2018

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