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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.

Sources:

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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