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Memorable Manitobans: Arthur Edward Phillips (1884-1943)


Born at Penygraig, South Wales on 23 June 1884, he was educated at Cardiff. He came to Manitoba where he established the chartered accountancy firm of Arthur Phillips and Company. He was a member of the Manitoba Club, St. Charles Country Club, Winnipeg Squash Racquet Club, Winnipeg Skating Club, and the Masons. During the First World War, he served overseas with the Canadian Expeditionary Force from 1915 to 1919, retiring with the rank of Major. In 1925, he lived at 113 Scott Street, Winnipeg. In 1942, he retired and moved to Victoria, British Columbia. The next year, he went missing and was presumed drowned when his canoe was found adrift in Prospect Lake.


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

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

Death registration, British Columbia Vital Statistics.

We thank Keith Jones for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 17 June 2012

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