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Memorable Manitobans: Henry Rupert Linnell (1883-1918)

Architect.

Born at London, England on 22 December 1883, son of John Gasking Linnell, he came to Winnipeg and worked as an architect, also serving in the 100th Winnipeg Grenadiers. In August 1915, he enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force and went overseas as an officer with the 78th Battalion, being mentioned in despatches and receiving the Distinguished Service Order. He was killed on 11 August 1918 and was buried in the Vimy Memorial Cemetery.

Some of his architectural works in Manitoba included:

Building

Location

Year

Status

Speirs House

6 Middle Gate

1912-1913

 

Sources:

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

“Three 78th Captains promoted to Majors,” Winnipeg Tribune, 2 February 1916, page 1.

“To honor Major Linnell,” Winnipeg Tribune, 24 August 1918, page 7.

Canadian Virtual War Memorial, Veterans Affairs Canada.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Darryl Toews.

Page revised: 14 September 2019

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