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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Dufferin Gang Mural (453 Main Street, Selkirk)

In 1942, more than thirty volunteers (including two women) from Selkirk joined the Canadian Armed Forces. The “Dufferin Gang” consisted of the 29 men from the same street who enlisted, among whom was Harold Little. He lost an eye in an explosion on the beach on D-Day but still rescued a comrade. When he returned to Selkirk after the war, he became a diver and underwater repair and recovery expert. In that role he maintained the Selkirk docks and explored wrecks of ships that went down on Lake Winnipeg. His diving suit and metal helmets are on display in the Manitoba Marine Museum.

Dufferin Gang Mural

Dufferin Gang Mural (May 2019)
Source: Rose Kuzina

Dufferin Gang Mural

Dufferin Gang Mural (May 2019)
Source: Rose Kuzina

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.14697, W96.86980
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

Dufferin Avenue, City of Selkirk Museum.

This page was prepared by Rose Kuzina.

Page revised: 2 December 2019

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