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Memorable Manitobans: David F. Rankine (1893-?)

Bank manager.

Born in Johnstone, Renfrewshire, Scotland, 1893. Son of David Rankine and Elizabeth Sharp. Married Margaret Ida McEwen, 1920. Was educated at Johnstone, John Neilson Institute, Paisley. Came to Canada, 1911, Winnipeg, Manitoba Government Telephones; entered the service of the Union Bank, 1912, at Winnipeg. Joined Canadian Expeditionary Force, July 1915; overseas, September 1915; France, July 1916; Lens, Somme; trench fever; invalided to England; Officers’ Training Course at Bexhill; commissioned lieutenant, 1 July 1917; 6th Reserve, Drill Officer, Seaford, Headquarters Staff; Orderly Officer to Officer Commanding (General Hill) until 1919. Returned to Canada and resumed position in bank (Winnipeg branch until 1923); manager at Hartney. Member, Orange Lodge. Presbyterian. Member GWVA. On the reserve of the Canadian Militia rank of lieutenant. Recreations: Curling and tennis. Address, Hartney, Manitoba.

Sources:

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

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 22 December 2012

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