Sections: Random shots
- Barber house (4)
Barber house and yard redevelopment to Eagle Wing early education center
- Point Douglas of the past and forgotten (64)
Random photos from the past of Point Douglas from local residents and me (adrian)
- community events (46)
- Winnipeg outside of Point Douglas (7)
- construction and demolition (30)
collection of various construction and or demolition projects around the nieghborhood going back to 2006
- Face's and people of the community (6)
- streets of point douglas (86)
Gallery's of various streets in Point Douglas
- parks and public spaces (11)
from Micheal jean park to the point cover plazas, parks, and gardens through out the community
It reads in small print
Sir William Stephenson was born in 1896 in the Point Douglas area and Received his education in the City of Winnipeg.
Immediately upon his graduation from argyle public school in 1914 he enlisted in the Canadian Royal Engineers. He served with distinction during the first world war and was decorated several times for bravery, Being awarded the Military cross, The Distinguished flying cross and the Croix De Guerre.
Fallowing the conclusion of the war he joined the staff of the University of Manitoba where he taught Mathematics and science. In 1921 he Returned to England enjoying a brilliant career in high technology industry and played an instrumental role in the early stages of Television development.
During the second world war Sir William was appointed Director of British Security Co-ordinator as well as a prime minister Winston Churchill's personal representative to president Roosevelt. He is most popularly known for his pivotal role in the British intelligence effort, An activity witch earned him the code name, Intrepid. His services to the commonwealth during the war years were recognized by his being knighted in 1945.
Truly a remarkable son of Winnipeg. Sir William always excelled in every activity in witch he became involved and always exemplified the highest Qualities dedication and patriotism.
This plaque Erected in his honour by the citizens of Winnipeg and the residents of Point Douglas community was unveiled by:
His worship Mayor William Norrie, Q.C.
August 15th 1982
Submitted by: 1ajs
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