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Memorable Manitobans: Clifford Arthur Lyale Murchison (1896-?)


Born on a farm in the RM of Glenwood on 20 October 1896, son of Kenneth Murchison and Sarah Irwin, he was educated at the University of Toronto. During the First World War, he served for three years with the 16th Canadian Scottish Regiment. Returning from military service, he attended the University of Manitoba and was called to the Manitoba Bar in 1923. He joined a law firm that became known as Heap, Arsenych, and Murchison. He was made a King’s Counsel in 1942. For served for ten years on the St. Boniface City Council and, from 1931, was a member of the Greater Winnipeg Unemployment Advisory Board. He was a member of the Athletic Patriotic Association, Senior Baseball League, and Veterans Guard of Canada. He later moved to Ottawa, Ontario where he was living as of 1974.


Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Attestation papers, Canadian Expeditionary Force, Library and Archives Canada.

“New Year’s honors,” Winnipeg Free Press, 1 January 1942, page 4.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 23 November 2013

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