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Memorable Manitobans: Ernest Harold Whelpley (1890-?)

Physician and surgeon.

Born at St. John, New Brunswick, 16 October 1890. Son of Charles Whelpley and Annie Nugent. Married Beatrice Caithness. Has one daughter. Captain Whelpley’s father was in the employ of the Canadian Pacific Railway, foreman of the shops, St. John, New Brunswick; Farnham, Quebec; Winnipeg; Ogden shops at Calgary (deceased). Captain Whelpley entered Manitoba University in 1911; graduated in 1916. Joined Canadian Expeditionary Force, December 1916, CAMC, England with Artillery, Senior Medical Officer, Witley Camp; France, 3rd C. G. A., 1918; saw much service during the Last Hundred Days; Arras, Cambrai, Amiens, Canal du Nord, Valenciennes, Mons; awarded the Military Cross; citation reads: Gazette “For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty, Vrely, 3 August 1918. He at once went to a battery which was being heavily shelled; as casualties occurred, dressed their wounds and superintend their evacuation; he showed great calmness and devotion to duty.” Member of the Canadian and Manitoba Medical Associations. Medical Health Officer for the rural municipality of Landsdowne. Member of the IOOF, Noble Grand, Lodge 77, Arden. Conservative. Member of the Union Church. Recreations: Curling, tennis. On the reserve of the Canadian militia, rank of captain. Address, Arden, Manitoba.

Sources:

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

Page revised: 30 December 2008

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