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Memorable Manitobans: John George Donkin (1853-1890)

Soldier.

Born in Morpeth, England, he studied medicine and then tried journalism before joining the army. He immigrated to Manitoba in 1884 with no firm plans, soon joining the Royal North West Mounted Police, in which he served until 1888. He then returned to England and wrote about his experiences in Trooper and Redskin in the Far North (1889). He died in England from alcohol abuse shortly after its publication.

More information:

John George Donkin, Dictionary of Canadian Biography XI, 266-67.

Sources:

Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by John M. “Jack” Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

Page revised: 5 March 2008

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