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Memorable Manitobans: Gareth Stanley Walter (1883-1944)

Civil servant.

Born at Ripon, Yorkshire, England on 2 April 1883, son of teacher Henry J. Walter, he was educated at Chester College, Oxford and Cambridge, specializing in history, English and astronomy. He came to Canada prior to the outbreak of the First World War, when he enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force, and served in France where he was injured. He returned to Canada in 1919 and, for some years, served in the Manitoba Department of Public Works. In 1928 he transferred to the staff of the Manitoba Legislature and was a messenger for several session. He served as Sergeant-at-Arms for the Manitoba Legislature from 1937 to his death, which occurred at Winnipeg on 2 February 1944 as a result of his war wounds. He was buried in Brookside Cemetery.


“Sergeant-at-Arms, G. S. Walter, dies”, Winnipeg Free Press, 3 February 1944. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B9, page 148]

Page revised: 23 December 2009

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