G.W. MacLeod

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George MacLeod, ALS
Known for ALSA President, 1920

George Waters MacLeod was registered as an Alberta Land Surveyor on June 24, 1912 and served as president of the Alberta Land Surveyors’ Association in 1920.

He was a graduate of the University of Toronto and practiced his profession in Edmonton.

Lieutenant-Colonel MacLeod was an organizing officer of the 49th Battalion which was organized in January 1915. “A man of commanding personality he earned the respect of officers and men alike.” Lt-Col. MacLeod earned the Distinguished Service Order.

His brother, David Douglas MacLeod, qualified as an Alberta Land Surveyor but was killed in the war before obtaining his commission.

After the war, Lt-Col. MacLeod commanded the 1st Battalion Edmonton Regiment and, in 1932, was appointed to the penitentiary service, being warden at Prince Albert penitentiary and later of Stony Mountain, Winnipeg. “In the three years he served the Dominion as a warden in federal penitentiaries, he rapidly established himself as a competent administrator and disciplinarian.”

George Waters MacLeod died on July 15, 1937.