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Memorable Manitobans: Albert Rae Smale (1897-?)


Born at Carberry on 29 August 1897, son of William Isaac Smale and Mary Elizabeth Jacobs (1859-1920), during the First World War he enlisted in the Western University Battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Force and was wounded in battle near Calais, France. Following his return from military service, he taught school and served successively as the Principal of Tummel School (1924-1925), Ninette School (1926-1929), and Boissevain School (1929-1931). He then moved to Winnipeg where he was teaching as of 1932. His whereabouts after this date are, as yet, unknown.


1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

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

“Pte. A. R. ‘Rae’ Smale of Brandon,” Manitoba Free Press, 4 July 1917, page 3.

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

Henderson’s Winnipeg and Brandon Directories, Peel’s Prairie Provinces, University of Alberta Libraries.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 3 December 2019

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