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Memorable Manitobans: James W. McCashin (1887-?)

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Born in County Down, Ireland, 1887. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry McCashin. Married Miss Irene Bruce, 1920. Has a son and a daughter. Was educated at the Irish schools. Father was in the linen business; a merchant of Belfast. Captain McCashin came to Canada, 1906; was for a time with Revillon Freres, wholesale, Edmonton; later with Grand Trunk Railway survey work in South Pine Pass; Revillon Freres again at Grouard, Sturgeon Lake, Peace River, Fort St. John. Joined Canadian Expeditionary Force, 66th Battalion, Edmonton; overseas, France, attached to 29th Battalion under Colonel Ross; awarded the Military Cross, Messines; Vimy Ridge, Passchendaele; transferred to Railway Troops, July 1918; saw service in the Last Hundred days. Returned to Canada, June 1919; Peace River country with Lamson Hubbard Company. Joined the Hudson’s Bay Co., 1921, at Peace River; came to The Pas, 1923. Member, Masonic Fraternity. Presbyterian. Conservative. Takes keen interest in sports; played international football with Irish teams. Address, The Pas, Manitoba.

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

Page revised: 25 October 2008

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