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Memorable Manitobans: Henry John Woodman (1891-1956)

Civil servant, engineer.

Born at Winnipeg on 28 February 1891, son of John Woodman and Sophia Littlejohn Woodman (1871-1964), he attended Tuckwell’s Private School before attending Kingston Military College, graduating as an engineer in 1912. In September 1914, he enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force at Valcartier, Quebec as a member of the 6th Battalion. He served overseas in the Fort Garry Horse (1914-1919) and attained the rank of Major. Returning from the war, he joined the Saskatchewan highways department and worked there until 1949, when he transferred to Ottawa, becoming second-in-charge as Assistant Chief of the Department of Public Works Trans-Canada Highway Division. He married Constance Loucks and had one child. He died at Ottawa, Ontario on 25 January 1956.


Attestation papers, Canadian Expeditionary Force, Library and Archives Canada.

“Highway official H. J. Woodman dies in Ottawa,” Winnipeg Free Press, 27 January 1956, page 5.

Obituary [Sophia Woodman], Winnipeg Free Press, 25 March 1964, page 36.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 21 April 2015

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