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Memorable Manitobans: William Taylor Cromb (1903-1990)

Soldier, civil servant.

Born at Glasgow, Scotland in 1903, he saw action in Sicily and Italy as an Infantry Company Commander with the Loyal Edmonton Regiment, later commanding the Lincoln and Welland Regiment in Northern Europe, from Falaise through Belgium to the Netherlands. After the war, he served in senior appointments in the Department of Veterans Affairs in Edmonton and Winnipeg, subsequently serving a Chairman of the War Veterans Allowance Board until he retired in 1970. He died at Nepean, Ontario on 12 January 1990.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 16 January 1990, page 32.

This page was prepared by Kris Keen.

Page revised: 27 June 2022

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