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Memorable Manitobans: Daniel Mowat Ormond (1885-1974)

Military officer, lawyer.

Born at Pembroke, Ontario on 14 August 1885, son of Daniel Ormond and Frances Hudson, brother of Horace Ormond, he married Ann Laura Cadham (1888-1973, daughter of John Orchard Cadham of Portage la Prairie) and they had five children. During the First World War, he served from 1914 to 1919, was wounded and was Mentioned in Dispatches three times. He was awarded the Russian Order of St. Stanislas (third class, 1915), DSO (1917), Bar to DSO (1917), CMG (1919), and Croix de Guerre (1918). He was a member of the Rideau Club (Ottawa), Assiniboia Club (Regina), and Portage la Prairie Country Club. In 1925, he was based in Military District No. 12 at Regina, Saskatchewan. He died at Victoria, British Columbia on 19 November 1974 and was buried in the Portage Hillside Cemetery.

Sources:

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

Death registration, British Columbia Vital Statistics.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 26 November 1974, page 33.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

We thank Darryl Toews for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 19 January 2020

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