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Memorable Manitobans: Robert Spall (1890-1918)

War hero.

Born in Suffolk County, England, he immigrated to Canada with his parents in 1892. Working in a Winnipeg office in 1914, he enlisted in the 90th Winnipeg Rifles and later transferred to the Prince Patricia’s Light Infantry, holding the rank of sergeant. He won the Victoria Cross at Parvillers by sacrificing his life to save his platoon.

Sources:

Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by John M. “Jack” Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

Page revised: 8 August 2009

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