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Memorable Manitobans: George McNeil (1873-?)

Farmer.

Born near Whitby,Yorkshire, England, 1873. Son of Dixon McNeil and Anne Green. Married Miss M. L. Farrants, Toronto. Was educated at Yorkshire Schools. Came to the Reston district in 1892, worked at farming; in 1897 homesteaded and purchased land; now farms three quarter-sections; in pre-war days was a member of the 12th Manitoba Dragoons, Canadian Militia; afterwards Captain, Border Horse, joined the Canadian Expeditionary Force and reverted; Lieutenant of 200th Battalion, 10th Reserve, England; France, 107th Battalion, October 1917; Passchendaele, Arras, Amiens, Cambrai, Canal du Nord, Valenciennes, Mons; with German army of occupation. President, Reston Agricultural Society. President, Sinclair Local, U.F.M. Member, Masonic Fraternity. Anglican. Progressive. On the reserve of the Canadian Militia with the rank of captain. Address, Sinclair, Manitoba.

Sources:

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

Page revised: 31 October 2008

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