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Memorable Manitobans: Harold Angus Martin Atkinson (c1922-2002)

Community activist.

Born at Selkirk, he was employed for many years with Robinson Little Limited, retiring as Development Representative in 1979. During the Second World War, he served with the Winnipeg Grenadiers in Bermuda, Jamaica and fought in the Battle of Hong Kong, after which he survived as a POW in Hong Kong and Niagata, Japan until the end of the war. He represented the Hong Kong Veterans Association as President of the Manitoba Branch and as their last National President, in which position he secured significant gains for its members, after years of negotiating with the Federal Government. He died at Winnipeg on 2 March 2002.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 5 March 2002.

“They will never be forgotten,” Winnipeg Free Press, 31 December 2002, pages A8-A9.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 10 July 2016

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