Honorable Gordon ChurchillPC DSO ED MA LLB was born at Coldwater, Ontario (ON) the son of Reverend J.W. Churchill of Clinton ON and Mary E. (Shier) Churchill of Armow ON. Prior to WW 1 he served in Canada with the Winnipeg Rifles. From 1916 to 1919, he served overseas and in France with the 13th Vickers Machine Gun Company and with the 1st Machine Gun Battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Force.
After WW 1, he served with Militia Units of the Manitoba Horse and the Fort Garry Horse (Winnipeg). Following WW 2 mobilization Churchill became Captain Adjutant of Fort Garry Horse (Winnipeg) from 1939 to 1942. In 1943, he transferred to the Elgin Regiment as second in Command.
In October 1944, he was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel and appointedOfficer Commanding 1st Canadian Armoured Personnel Carrier Regiment in Northwest Europe. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Order (DSO) which is awarded for distinguished services under fire.
Churchill returned to Canada in 1946 to take a seat in the Manitoba Legislature, to which he had been elected as an army representative. In a 1951 by-election he was elected as a Progressive Conservative MP for Winnipeg South Centre and served in several cabinet posts in the government of Prime Minister John Diefenbaker.
He retired from Parliament in 1968 and died in Vancouver, British Columbia. In August 1922, he married Mona Mary McLachlin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C.W. McLachlin of Dauphin, Manitoba. They had one daughter; Mrs. Winona Walker.