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Memorable Manitobans: James Henry Phillips (1921-2002)

Soldier, surveyor.

Born at Winnipeg on 8 December 1921, he enlisted with the Second Canadian Survey Regiment in 1941, and served in Europe until 1946. He was awarded the Military Medal and was mentioned twice in official dispatches. In 1950, recieved his commission as a Manitoba Land Surveyor, in 1955, became the youngest City Surveyor in Winnipeg history, served two terms as President of the Association of Manitoba Land Surveyors. In 1971, he was appointed Director of Land Surveys and Real Estate upon amalgamation of the City of Winnipeg, holding the position until retirement in 1982. He died at Winnipeg on 30 March 2002.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, April 2002, page 47.

This page was prepared by Kris Keen.

Page revised: 17 November 2019

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