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Memorable Manitobans: William Ferguson Mackenzie (1898-?)

Dental surgeon.

Born at Winnipeg on 22 September 1898, son of Donald Anderson Mackenzie and Susan Jackson, he was educated at Winnipeg public and high schools, and the Royal College of Dental Surgeons (Toronto). His family came to Manitoba from Ontario in 1895 where father, a missionary of the Presbyterian Church, worked at the Moosomin Indian Reserve.

In June 1915, he enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force as a member of the 44th Battalion, later transferred to CAMC and went overseas to France where he saw service with the 3rd Field Ambulance at Vimy Ridge, Arleux, Fresnoy, Passchendaele, and Arras. He transferred to the RAF Flying Corps in January 1918 and served on until March 1919 when he returned to Canada. He completed his dental course then practiced as a dental surgeon, with offices at 304 Boyd Building, Winnipeg.

He was a member of the Manitoba Dental Association and the Canukeena Club.

Sources:

Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

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

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 7 April 2020

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