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Manitoba History No. 89
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Memorable Manitobans: Albert Cook West (1880-1923)

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A. C. West
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Educator, school inspector.

Born at Folly, Nova Scotia on 25 May 1880, he was educated at Truro and the high school at Regina, North West Territories [now Saskatchewan] before taking teacher training at the Saskatchewan Normal School.

He came to Manitoba where he worked as a school teacher and Principal at Hartney School from 1909 to 1916, when he enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force. On his return from military service in March 1919, he was appointed a Manitoba School Inspector, based at St. Boniface, responsible for schools in southeastern parts of the province. In 1913, he married Hattie Gosnel.

He died at St. Boniface on 11 April 1923.

Sources:

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

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

Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 30 March 2013

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