Wednesday, February 23, 2005

23 Feb 1915 - McFadden Barracks, Portage Avenue

In a letter dated 23 February 1915 Leslie's uncle Charles Hallam Payne (1870-1960) - then living in Normanton, Derby - gave Leslie's address as "McFadden Barracks, Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada". I have been unable to find any other record of a McFadden Barracks in Winnipeg, so this may have been a mistake on Hallam's part.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I realize this is a very old post, and you're probably not even following it. I've just been searching for info about McFadden Barracks after finding reference to it in the War Diary of the Medical Officer of 5th Brigade, Canadian Field Artillery. He mentioned it was very overcrowded and subsequently the troops were moved to the exhibition grounds.

11 July, 2013 12:16  
Blogger Brett Payne said...

Thanks very much for this information, which I appreciate even though I haven't added material to the blog for some years. Regards, Brett

11 July, 2013 13:34  
Blogger Heather MacLennan said...

I am just reading my Grandfathers memoirs of World War 1 and he mentions that he enlisted at McFadded Barracks in Winnipeg Spring of 1915. From there he was sent to St. Jean Quebec. Interesting and your blog is all I can find on these barracks

01 November, 2014 09:58  
Blogger Brett Payne said...

Sorry it's taken me so long to reply. I have wondered about the paucity of information about McFadden Barracks. perhaps it was in existence for only a short time, but even then I would have thought there would be records. Another option, of course, is that this wasn't its real name, just a name given by the locals. Thansk for leaving a comment, and apologies for taking so long to respond.

29 May, 2015 08:37  

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