Memorable Manitobans: John Jamieson Milne (1892-1945)
Born at Montrose, Scotland on 11 January 1892, he graduated from the Montrose Academy then came to Winnipeg in 1909. He articled in law with George Henry Davis and enrolled in the Manitoba Law School, from which he received a degree in 1913. He was called to the Manitoba Bar in 1914. During the First World War, he served overseas with the 27th Battalion and the Black Watch of the Imperial Army and was awarded a Distinguished Conduct Medal. He returned from military service and joined the firm that became Allan, Laird, Haffner, MacInnes, and Milne. He was made a King’s Counsel in 1942.
On 11 July 1922, he married Florence Ethyl Davidson (?-?) and they had a son, Sidney Milne. He was a President of the Blackstone Club and he lectured at the Manitoba Law School.
He died suddenly at Winnipeg on 19 June 1945 and was buried in the Elmwood Cemetery.
Attestion papers, Canadian Expeditionary Force, Library and Archives Canada.
Marriage registration [John Jamieson Milne, Florence Ethyl Davidson], Manitoba Vital Statistics.
“New Year’s honors,” Winnipeg Free Press, 1 January 1942, page 4.
“John Jamieson Milne, barrister, succumbs,” Winnipeg Free Press, 19 June 1945, page 6.
“John J. Milne rites Thursday,” Winnipeg Tribune, 20 June 1945, page 33.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 30 October 2022