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Memorable Manitobans: George Milne (?-?)

Civil servant.

Born at educated at Aberdeenshire, Scotland, he enlisted in the First World War and served with the 4th Gordon Highlanders at the age of 17. He came to Canada in 1921 and settled at Portage la Prairie, Manitoba where he was employed by a milling company. He joined the Manitoba civil service in 1938 and was employed as a guard at the Portage jail for women. He served with Canadian forces during the Second World War and was discharged in 1944 as a Sergeant-Major. He then served as the training centre at Portage la Prairie. He then became a guard at the Manitoba Legislative Building. In early 1957, he succeeded H. S. Bennett as Sergeant-at-Arms of the Manitoba Legislature.

Sources:

“Legislature post for veteran”, Winnipeg Free Press, 23 January 1957, page 10.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 19 February 2011

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