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Memorable Manitobans: William MacGranachan (1882-?)

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Born at Port Glasgow, Renfrewshire, Scotland, 1882. Son of James MacGranachan and Elisabeth Moore. Married Lillian Boyd, 1912. Has a son and a daughter. Was educated at Greenock, Scotland. Apprenticed to the engineering trade with Kincaid & Company, Greenock. South African War. (Argyle and Sutherland Highlanders); Medal and four Bars; Orange Free State; Natal, Cape Colony, Transvaal. Returned to Scotland. Came to Canada, October, 1904. Farmed at Newdale. Worked for the Canadian Pacific Railway. Joined Canadian Expeditionary Force, 203rd Battalion, 1916; overseas, France, 43rd Battalion; (Vimy Ridge) wounded at Avion, 26 June 1917; gunshot wound in chest; invalided to Calais, England; 1st London General Hospital; Canada; Tuxedo Hospital until 1918. Member, AF & AM. Came to Foxwarren; appointed to present position, 1919. Address, Foxwarren, Manitoba.

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

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