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Memorable Manitobans: Herbert George Aylward (1898-1980)


In 1910, known as George Aylward, he joined the Winnipeg Fire Department, interrupting his employment to serve with the 48th Cameron Highlanders during the First World War. On returning from military service, he rejoined the fire department and rose through the ranks, retiring in 1963 as District Chief. On 29 July 1920, married Rosina Sarah Collins (1895-1934) at Winnipeg with whom he had three children. After her death, he remarried to Mabel Molyneux (1899-1978) who had three children by a prior marriage. He died at his Winnipeg home on 14 September 1980 and was buried in Brookside Cemetery.


Marriage registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Death registration [Rosina Sarah Aylward], Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 16 September 1980, page 90.

We thank Ceridwen Collins-West for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 29 October 2012

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