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Memorable Manitobans: Edmund Herbert Leighton (1883-1954)


Born at Bristol, England on 9 September 1883, he emigrated to Canada and was working as a clerk when, on 10 June 1914, he married Annaline Emma Smith at Winnipeg. They had no children. In August 1915, he enlisted with the Canadian Expeditionary Force and served during the First World War. Following his military discharge, he found work as a teacher in rural Manitoba schools, serving successively as the Principal of Roland School (1920-1921), Riverton School (1921-1923), Waskada School (1924-1925), and Basswood School (1925-1927). He later returned to Winnipeg where he lived until his death, which occurred on 23 November 1954. He was buried in the military section of Brookside Cemetery.


Marriage registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Attestation papers, Canadian Expeditionary Force, Library and Archives Canada.

Annual Reports of the Manitoba Department of Education, Manitoba Legislative Library.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 24 November 1954, page 30.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 13 October 2013

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