Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Alexander Gamman

In memory of:

Constable Alexander Gamman

May 26, 1950

Montreal, Québec

Royal Canadian Mounted Police


Service Number:

5816

Age:

59

Additional Information


Enlistment:

June 1, 1914

Cst. Gamman was born in England. He was a farm labourer, a teamster, and a “wiper” for the CPR and then, in 1914, he joined the RNWMP. Cst. Gamman quit the Force in 1933 and then re-mounted in 1940. He died of wounds received while attempting to apprehend an armed bank robber in Montréal, Quebec. King George VI posthumously awarded Cst. Gamman the King’s Police and Fire Services Medal for his gallantry and for his actions which were “conspicuously courageous and in absolute disregard for his own personal safety”. Cst. Gamman’s widow, Ilda, accepted the medal. Cst. Gamman and his wife had three children: Hazel Margaret, Shirley Mae, and Jean Kathleen.

Commemorated on Page 86 of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Honour Roll Book.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of ALEXANDER GAMMAN – Photo of Alexander Gamman. Great grandfather of contributor. Year unknown.
  • Photo of ALEXANDER GAMMAN – Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Inscription on grave marker – Photo courtesy of www.rcmpgraves.com

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