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Memorable Manitobans: James Suttie (1827-1918)

War veteran.

Born at Cupar, Fifeshire, Scotland, on 4 November 1827. In 1845 he joined the 93rd Sutherland Highlanders and in 1847 he was transferred to the Royal Artillery. He served with this regiment during the Crimean War, participating in the battles of Alma, Inkerman, Balaclava and Sebastopol. For his services he received decorations from the British, French, and Turkish governments. After twenty-three years’ service he took his discharge in Montreal in 1868. He later engaged as sergeant instructor in the Montreal Field Battery. He came to Winnipeg in 1883 and from 1885 until 1893 was in charge of the local military stores. A member of the Masonic Order for sixty years, in Winnipeg he was associated with the Prince Rupert Lodge. At the time of his death, 19 December 1918, Suttie was survived by two sons and four daughters.

Sources:

Pioneers and Early Citizens of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Manitoba Library Association, 1971.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 29 June 2012

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