Memorable Manitobans: Raymond George Pannell (1894-1936)
Born at Haslemere, Sussex, England on 31 October 1894, at the age of 12 he immigrated to Canada with his family and homesteaded at Stockton. After graduating from high school, he became a school teacher and was the Principal of Lundar School (1913-1915). In 1915, he went overseas with the Canadian Expeditionary Force and served in France with the 43rd Cameron Highlanders. He returned to Canada in 1919 and taught at Coldwell School (1919-1920) for one year before coming to Winnipeg where, in 1927, he graduated from the University of Manitoba. He was Vice-Principal of King Edward School (1921-1923), and Principal of General Wolfe School (1923-1927) and Argyle School (1927-1929). He returned as a teacher to King Edward School (1929-1933). He took sick leave in 1934 and returned to England, where he died at Rye, Sussex on 4 May 1936.
Attestation papers, Canadian Expeditionary Force, Library and Archives Canada.
“R. G. Pannell, former Argyle School head, dies in old country,” Winnipeg Free Press, 8 June 1936, page 6.
A History of Sandy Lake and District, 1984. [Manitoba Legislative Library, F5649.S32 His]
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 12 August 2015
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