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Manitoba History No. 89
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War Memorials in Manitoba
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Memorable Manitobans
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Memorable Manitobans: Herbert Henry Wright (1880-1944)

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Herbert Henry Wright
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Customs broker, MLA (1937-1940).

Born at Eugenia, Ontario, he lived in the vicinity of Emerson since he was two years old. On 26 August 1909, he married Marie Eleanor Wright at Winnipeg. In September 1914, he enlisted in the 79th Queen`s Own Cameron Highlanders and went overseas with the 79th Battalion where he saw duty as a machine gunner. He was wounded in 1916 and returned to Canada in 1917. He returned overseas in 1918 with a railway battalion. Defeated as a Liberal candidate for the Emerson constituency in the 1927 provincial general election, he was elected in 1936. He died at Winnipeg on 21 September 1944 and was buried in the Emerson Cemetery.

Sources:

Marriage registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Ex-M.L.A. dies,” Winnipeg Tribune, 21 September 1944. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B9]

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 24 June 2018

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