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Memorable Manitobans: Frank Villiers (?-?)

Police officer, civil servant.

He served as a quartermaster with the 1870 Wolseley Expedition, and was Usher of the Black Rod for the first (and only) Legislative Council in Manitoba, from 1871 to 1872, being succeeded in the position by Victor Beaupre. He was Chief of the first provincial police force but was dismissed in 1872 after being accused of “irregularities and defalcations connected with his discharge of the duties of his office.”

See also:

Manitoba’s Finest by Jack Templeman
Manitoba History, Number 52, June 2006

Sources:

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 25 June 2014

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