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Memorable Manitobans: James Moore Dunwoody (1892-?)

Chartered Accountant, J. M. Dunwoody & Co.

Born Belfast, Ireland, 24 December 1892. Married Nora E. Bell, eldest daughter of the late Major and Mrs. W. Bell of Indian Head and Winnipeg. Enlisted in the Fort Garry Horse, 10 August 1914. Transferred to Lord Strathcona Horse (R.C.), February 1915. Proceeded to France, 1915. Awarded Distinguished Conduct Medal and mentioned in Dispatches, December 1915. Severely wounded during daylight raid on German trenches. Returned to France (Fort Garry Horse) with rank of lieutenant during the British attack in front of Cambrai, October 1918. Germans were fighting a heavy rear guard action, Canadian Cavalry were advance guard to British Forces. Lieutenant Dunwoody with forty men charged the Bois de Gatigny, capturing with no assistance of the rest of the squadron, 38 machine guns and over 200 of the enemy were taken by the Fort Garry and Lord Strathcona’s Horse. In the attack, Lieutenant Dunwoody (now Major) again wounded and awarded the Distinguished Service Order for this action. Residence, Suite 14, Mayfair Apartments, Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Sources:

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

Page revised: 3 August 2008

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