Memorable Manitobans: Allan Thomas Fallis (1911-1971)
Educator, war hero.
Born on a farm near Carberry on 25 May 1911, son of William Russell Fallis (1863-1946) and Charlotte Smith (1872-1965), he was educated at Carberry School and the University of Manitoba. He taught school, including service as the Principal of Langruth School (1938-1939). In 1940, he joined the Royal Navy where he trained commandoes and commanded landing-craft flotillas, receiving the Distinguished Service Cross, Military Medal, and French Croix de Guerre. He left the military with the rank of Lieutenant Commander, returned to Canada and lived at Edmonton and Athabasca in Alberta. He died unmarried at Athabasca on 13 April 1971 and was buried in the Carberry Cemetery.
Birth, marriage, and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.
“Lieut. A. T. Fallis is awarded Navy’s D.S.C. for gallantry,” Winnipeg Tribune, 4 February 1946, page 3.
“W. R. Fallis, 82, Carman pioneer dies,” Winnipeg Tribune, 19 February 1946, page 10.
Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 15 April 1971, page 39.
Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 5 April 2020