September 8: Mass funeral for Dugald's dead; Fire Chief Buchanan.

September 8, 1862 - John Buchanan is born in Montreal. A long-time member of Winnipeg Fire Department, he was its longest serving fire chief from 1899 - 1928.


September 8, 1947 - Thousands of Winnipeggers line the streets to pay their respects as a cortege of 22 hearses and over 50 cars makes its way from the Legislature to Brookside Cemetery. The mass funeral is for the unidentified bodies of the victims of the Dugald Train Disaster.

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