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Memorable Manitobans: William James Walsh (1917-1971)

Sportsman.

Born in Haileybury, Ontario, he moved with his parents to Winnipeg in 1917 and attended Lord Roberts and Kelvin Schools. After graduation he entered the Comptroller General’s Office of the Province of Manitoba and worked there all his life. Walsh served with the Royal Winnipeg Rifles in World War Two, winning the Oak Leaf and the Croix de Guerre. He skipped Canadian-championship curling teams in 1952 and 1956 and was an active member of the Fort Rouge Curling Club.

Sources:

Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by J. M. Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

Page revised: 2 May 2008

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