Biography of Dennistoun, Robert Maxwell, 1864-1952
Robert Maxwell Dennistoun (1864-1952) came to Winnipeg in 1907 as Western counsel for the Canadian Bank of Commerce. He was made a King’s Counsel in Ontario in 1908 and in Manitoba in 1910. In 1914 he was given a commission as captain of the Fort Garry Horse. He later became Lt.-Col. Of the 53rd Battalion overseas and served in various positions on the general staff with the rank of Colonel until the end of the war. In 1917 he was made Deputy Judge Advocate General and as such became legal advisor to the Canadian Overseas Minister. In 1918 he was appointed a judge for the Manitoba Court of Appeal, where he sat for 28 years, retiring in 1946.