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Memorable Manitobans: Harry James Martin (1876-?)

Provincial Police Commissioner.

Born at London, England on 9 October 1876, son of H. J. Martin and Sarah Rogers, he was educated in England. He came to Canada in 1896 and was an officer in the North West Mounted Police from 1898 to 1903. During the South African War, he served for eighteen months with military forces then, during the First World War, he served with the 4th Division Cavalry Squadron and was in France with the 75th Battalion. As Assistant Provost Marshal, he returned to Canada in 1919. He joined the Manitoba Provincial Police in 1920 and became Police Commissioner two years later.

On 11 November 1904, he married Helen McGregor. They had two sons and two daughters. An Anglican, his recreations included big game shooting, riding, and motoring. In 1925, the familiy lived at 306 Assiniboine Avenue, Winnipeg.

Sources:

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

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 14 February 2014

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