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Memorable Manitobans: John Milton Donaldson (1896-?)

Grocer and meat merchant.

Born at Brandon, Manitoba in 1896, son of Joseph Donaldson and Elizabeth Wallis, he was educated at Brandon Public School, Upper Canada College and Brandon College. He joined the Canadian Expeditionary Force in December 1914, with the 45th Battalion. He took the Officers’ Course at Winnipeg then went overseas to France in July 1916. He served as Ypres and Somme and was wounded in September 1916. He was invalided to England, returned to Canada and was with the British War Mission in the USA. Discharged in 1918, he resumed business with his father in Brandon. He was a charter member of the Brandon Kiwanis Club and a member of the Board of Trade, the Masonic Fraternity, Brandon Country Club, and Brandon Golf Club. He was Officer Commanding of “A” Squadron, Manitoba Dragoons (Brandon). Anglican. Conservative.

Married Nursing Sister Gertrude Petty (deceased); married Ruth McKay, 1922.


Pioneers and Prominent People of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Canadian Publicity Company, 1925.

Page revised: 3 April 2010

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