Memorable Manitobans: George Willard Treleaven (1889-1931)
Born at Killarney, Manitoba on 15 August 1889, one of four sons of George J. Treleaven and Jessie Hossack, during the First World War he served as a Colonel and was awarded the Military Cross. On 20 September 1919, he married Clara Mabel Midwinter, daughter of Charles Midwinter, at Winnipeg. They had two daughters: Eunice Treleaven (b 1922) and Jean Treleaven (b 1927). He died of pneumonia at Camp Borden, Ontario, where he had been stationed for two years prior to his death, on 16 February 1931 and was buried in Elmwood Cemetery.
Birth and marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.
Attestation papers, Canadian Expeditionary Force, Library and Archives Canada.
“Major Treleaven is to be buried today”, Manitoba Free Press, 21 February 1931, page 8.
We thank J. W. K. Parton for providing information used in this profile.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 17 October 2011
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