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Memorable Manitobans: Edwin Sydney Woodiwiss (1871-1940)

Real estate agent.

Born at Derby, England on 13 December 1871, seventh son of railway contractor Sir Abraham Woodiwiss, he attended school at Harrow, England then, from January 1900, served with the Imperial Yeomanry in South Africa for two and a half years. In 1903, he emigrated to Canada and cultivated 800 acres of farmland near Binscarth, Manitoba for seven years. In the Fall of 1910, he moved to Winnipeg and embarked in the real estate business. He was a member of the Masons, the Military Institute, and the Anglican Church. He was a justice of the peace in Manitoba. During the First World War, he served as a Major in the Canadian Army Medical Corps. He was made a MBE in 1919. He died on 14 December 1940.


The Story of Manitoba by F. H. Schofield, Winnipeg: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1913.

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

We thank Gill Hutchinson for providing additional information used in this profile.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 30 January 2011

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