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Memorable Manitobans: William Alexander Moon (1893-1944)


Born at Glasgow, Scotland on 30 September 1893, son of John Moon, he came to St. James and was a student at Wesley College at the time of his enlistment, in March 1916, in the Canadian Expeditionary Force. Following his service in the First World War, he returned to Canada and worked as a teacher, serving successively as the Principal of Wellwood School (1920-1921), Cypress River School (1921-1923), and Glenlawn Collegiate (1935-1944). He died unmarried at Winnipeg on 10 June 1944 and was buried in Elmwood Cemetery.


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

Annual Reports of the Manitoba Department of Education, Manitoba Legislative Library.

Obituary, Winnipeg Tribune, 12 June 1944, page 16.

“W. A. Moon, St. Vital, dies on Saturday,” Winnipeg Free Press, 12 June 1944, page 2.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 30 June 2014

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