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Memorable Manitobans: Patrick Lawler (1835-1905)

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Patrick Lawler
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Soldier, jailer.

He was born in County Clare, Ireland, in November 1835. At 14 years of age he enlisted in the 31st City of London regiment, known as “The Buffs”, and saw service with the British army in many places, such as the Crimea, Malta, India, China. He arrived in Winnipeg in July 1874, and found employment as a police sergeant.

In 1880 Lawler was appointed Governor of the Provincial Gaol, which position he held at the time of his death. He served throughout the North West Rebellion of 1885. At its close he was gazetted for the honourary rank of Captain in the Canadian militia in recognition of his services to his country. He was a Freemason, member of Ancient Landmark Lodge.

He died on 30 October 1905, survived by his wife and four daughters and one son.

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Vaughan Street Gaol (444 York Avenue, Winnipeg)

Louts, Lunatics, and Loose Women at the Vaughan Street Jail by Kristen Verin-Treusch
Manitoba History, Number 53, October 2006.

Sources:

Pioneers and Early Citizens of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Manitoba Library Association, 1971.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 30 March 2016

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