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Memorable Manitobans: Hugh McLachlan (1877-1940)

Police officer.

Born in Scotland on 8 October 1877, he joined the Argyleshire Constabulary in 1895. He emigrated to Canada and joined the Winnipeg police force in 1906, rising to the rank of Inspector by 1919. He retired in June 1936. He died at the St. Boniface Hospital on 24 November 1940 and was buried in Brookside Cemetery. He was survived by three sons and three daughters.


Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Inspector Hugh McLachlan dies,” Winnipeg Free Press, 25 November 1940, page 2.

“Death climaxes careers of many notable people in course of 1940,” Winnipeg Free Press, 1 January 1941, page 1.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 1 September 2014

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