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Memorable Manitobans: William Robertson (1860-?)

Military cleric.

Born at Richmond, Surrey, 12 October 1860. Son of William and Susan Robertson. Married Ellen Bondfield, 1889. Has one son and four daughters. Was educated at English Schools, Toronto University, Wycliffe College (Toronto). Superintendent of Schools, Australia. Came to Canada, after graduation from Wycliffe; came West and was ordained by the late Archbishop Machray, 1894; engaged in missionary work, Indian Reserve, Griswold, Birtle, Virden; rural dean of Virden; rural dean of Brandon; rector of Virden; chaplain of 181st Battalion; offered and was accepted for overseas service, 1916; served for three years, returned to Canada and was appointed to position of military chaplain of Military Division No. 10 at Fort Osborne Barracks. President of Winnipeg Cricket Association. An ardent lover of all amateur sport. Residence, Suite 17, Brussels Apartments, Winnipeg.

Sources:

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

Page revised: 6 December 2008

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