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Memorable Manitobans: William Alexander (1880-1917)

Soldier.

Born in London, England, he came to Winnipeg after service with the British army and worked for the Auto Tire and Vulcanizing Company. He joined the 103rd Regiment in 1914 and served under fire for several years before he was found wandering behind the lines after an assault. He was court-martialled for desertion and shot by a firing squad on 18 October 1917.

More information:

William Alexander, Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online

Sources:

Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by J. M. Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

Page revised: 20 January 2008

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