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Manitoba History No. 89
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No. 89

War Memorials in Manitoba
War
Memorials
in Manitoba

This Old Elevator
This Old
Elevator

Abandoned Manitoba
Abandoned
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Memorable Manitobans
Memorable
Manitobans

Historic Sites of Manitoba
Historic Sites
of Manitoba

Memorable Manitobans: Percy Reginald Neale (1851-1906)

Police officer.

Born in England, he joined the North West Mounted Police in 1873 as a non-commissioned officer, serving first at Lower Fort Garry. He was rapidly promoted, and was superintendent by 1884. He was in active service during the North-West Rebellion of 1885, subsequently assuming command of the division at Fort Macleod. Neale was relieved of his post and sent on leave in 1888, then retired in 1890, ostensibly for health reasons. He was appointed to the customs service in 1892, and two years later he absconded to England with over $6,000 in funds. He was brought back for trial, convicted, and sentenced to seven years’ imprisonment. Upon release he moved to Winnipeg, where he died.

Sources:

Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by J. M. Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

Page revised: 11 April 2008

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