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1939-1945


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A      
Aasen,
Clifford Mervin
see: 1st Airborne Division (Arnhem) section  
Abram,
Lloyd
L. Abram
?
-
2nd Lt. ?
Lt. ?
      CANLOAN officer (CDN/430)
Agnew,
William H
W.H. Agnew
?
-
2nd Lt. ?
Lt. ?
      CANLOAN officer (CDN/122)
Aitken,
John A
J.A. Aitken
?
-
27.08.1944
(KIA)
2nd Lt. ?
Lt. ?
      CANLOAN officer (CDN/599)
Alexander,
Ronald Okeden
R.O. Alexander
Eldest son of late J.A.
Alexander, Ceylon Civil Service. Married (1917) Gertrude, youngest daughter of Right Rev. Lennox Williams, DD; two sons, one daughter.

papers
07.08.1888
Kandy, Ceylon
-
28.07.1949
Prob. Lt.
28.08.1908
Lt.
30.11.1908
Capt.
24.03.1915
Maj.
22.09.1929
Bt. Lt.Col.
01.11.1916
Col.
04.05.1935
T/Brig.
04.05.1935
Maj.Gen.
?
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
08.06.1944
HM's birthday 44
Distinguished Service Order DSO
1917
?
Mention in Despatches MID
WW I
?
Mention in Despatches MID
WW I
?
Mention in Despatches MID
WW I
?
Education: Bedford; Staff College, Camberley (psc; 1919)
1908


entered Canadian militia (3rd Regiment, Victoria Rifles of Canada)
21.06.1910


commissioned into the Royal Canadian Regiment
1915
-
1917
served 24th Canadian Infantry Battalion (France and Belgium)
21.10.1917
-
04.02.1919
General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), 2nd Canadian Division (France and Belgium)
05.02.1919
-
01.04.1919
General Staff Officer, 1st grade (GSO1), 2nd Canadian Division (France and Belgium)
1919
-
1939
Canadian Army, Permanent Force:
01.10.1920
-
06.09.1924
General Staff Officer, 1st grade (GSO1), Military District No. 4
07.09.1924
-
31.12.1927
Professor of Tactics, Royal Military College
01.01.1928
-
30.04.1928
General Staff Officer, Military District No. 4 (temporary)
01.05.1928
-
03.05.1935
General Staff Officer, Military District No. 10
04.05.1935
-
24.09.1935
District Officer Commanding, Military District No. 7
25.09.1935
-
08.11.1938
District Officer Commanding, Military District No. 4
09.11.1938
-
(11.1939)
District Officer Commanding, Military District No. 2 (Toronto, Ont.)
17.10.1940
-
30.06.1942
General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Pacific Command
01.07.1942
-
1945?
Inspector General for Central Canada
Anderson,
Thomas Victor
T.V. Anderson
Son of late Col. William Patrick Anderson, CMG, and Dorethea Susannah (Small) Anderson. Married (08.06.1910) Elizabeth Grace, 2nd daughter of late Col. W.D. Gordon, Kingston, Canada; three daughters.
04.07.1881
Carlton County, Ottawa, Ont.
-
08.11.1972
Toronto, Ont.
Lt. RO
25.06.1900
Lt.
20.06.1905
Capt.
22.03.1910
Maj.
16.08.1913
Lt.Col.
07.04.1925
Bt. Col.
24.05.1918
Col.
01.05.1929
Maj.Gen.
16.09.1936 (retd 03.1943)
Distinguished Service Order DSO
1918
?
Mention in Despatches MID
WW I
?
Mention in Despatches MID
WW I
?
Mention in Despatches MID
WW I
?
Mention in Despatches MID
WW I
?
Russian Order of St Anne, 2nd class, with swords; 1914-1915 Star, British War Medal; Victory Medal, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal, War Medal, 1939-1945; King George V Jubilee Medal; King George VI Coronation Medal; Canadian Volunteer Service Medal; War Medal 1939-45
Education: Ottawa Collegiate Institute; Royal Military College, Canada (graduated with Honours, 1900); McGill University (BSc, 1901); School of Military Engineering, Chatham, UK (1907-1908); Staff College, Camberley (psc; 1920)
1897
-
1900
served RWC
25.06.1900
-
1902
Lieutenant, Reserve of Officers, Canadian Engineers
1901
-
1902
employed as topographer & draughtsman with Clergue Railways in Northern Ontario
27.11.1902
-
1905
14th Regiment, The Princess of Wales' Own Regiment, Kingston, Ont. (Lt. 27.11.1902, Capt. 17.08.1903)
1902
-
1906
Assistant Instructor in Civil Engineering, RMC, Canada
20.06.1905


commissioned, Royal Canadian Engineers, Canadian Permanent Force
1909


Adjutant, Royal Canadian Engineers
01.12.1910
-
30.11.1914
Assistant Director of Military Surveys of Canada
1914
-
28.11.1915
Adjutant, 1st Canadian Divisional Engineers (France since 02.1915)
28.11.1915
-
15.01.1916
Corps Engineer, Canadian Corps HQ (France)
16.01.1916
-
19.04.1917
Commander Royal Engineers (CRE), 3rd Canadian Division, Western Front (France) (severely wounded; right forearm amputated in Vimy 1917)
08.1917
-
1918
Commandant, Canadian Engineers' Training Depot (UK)
1918
-
07.1919
Commandant, Canadian Engineers' Training Centre, Shoreham (UK)
10.01.1921
-
14.09.1925
General Staff Officer, 1st grade (GSO1), Royal Military College, Kingston
15.09.1925
-
30.04.1929
Director Military Training and Staff Duties, National Defence HQ, Canada
01.05.1929
-
30.09.1933
District Officer Commanding, Military District No. 10 (Winnipeg)
01.10.1933
-
31.01.1935
District Officer Commanding, Military District No. 2 (Toronto)
01.02.1935
-
20.11.1938
Quartermaster-General, National Defence HQ (Ottawa)
21.11.1938
-
06.07.1940
Chief of the General Staff, National Defence HQ (Ottawa) & Member, Defence Council
1940
-
07.1942
Inspector-General, Central Canada
Honorary Colonel, 2nd Field Engineers Regiment, Royal Canadian Engineers, 1963-1967. DSc Mil., 1963. Member: Engineering Institution of Canada, Royal Canadian Military Institute.

B      
Bailey,
Walter John Frederick
W.J.F. Bailey
Married; at least one daughter (born 1917).
(03?).1888 ?
Woolwich, Greater London ?
-
?

Staff Sgt.
? [21923 RA]
2nd Lt.
?
Lt.
?
Capt.
?
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE
01.01.1946
New Year 46
1914?
-
1920?
served in the ranks on the Indian Miscellaneous List (lived in Rawalpindi, India for several years)



commissioned, General List
09.08.1944
-
(04.1946)
Staff Captain on the Administrative Staff of Military District No. 2 (Toronto, Ont.)
Baily,
Beverly Dane
"Bev"
B.D. Baily B.D. Baily
B.D. Baily B.D. Baily
B.D. Baily B.D. Baily
B.D. Baily B.D. Baily
Son (with one brother) of Henry Ernest Baily (1888-1956), and May Georgena Martin (1889-1978).
Married Mabel Malcolmson; two children, one foster child.

22.05.1921
-
23.12.2010
Lt. ?
Capt. ?
      commissioned, Royal Canadian Artillery
(1943?) - (1944?) 5th Medium Regiment RCA (Italy)
(1944?) - (1945) 665 (Air Observation Post) Squadron RCAF (NW Europe)
? - 25.10.1945 No. 4 District Depot
25.10.1945     Reserve Active Officers, General List
After the war, he was the Commanding Officer of the 37th Field Regiment; and Honorary Colonel of the 2nd Field Artillery Regiment.
In civilian life he was an industrial realtor, FRI, a president of REIC and Chairman of the Board of Lepage/Westmount Realties.
Literature: Darrell Knight, Artillery flyers at war : a history of the 664, 665 and 'Air Observation Post' Squadrons of the Royal Canadian Air Force (2010)
Ball,
George Elbourne Joseph
G.E.J. Ball
25.02.1878
-
?

Lt.
08.09.1916
Capt.
08.09.1921
Maj.
08.09.1926
Lt.Col. (Ordn.Mech.Eng. 1st cl)
08.09.1936
?
-
08.09.1916
served in the Regular Army for 3 years, 275 days, Canadian Ordnance Corps for 8 years, 341 days, WO [= Warrant Officer?] for 1 year, 191 days
08.09.1916
 
 
commissioned, Canadian Ordnance Corps (later Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps)
WW I


served with No. 6 Detachment, COC
01.11.1935
-
(11.1939)
District Ordnance Mechanical Engineer, Military District No. 6 (Halifax, NS)
Barr,
Robert Milliken
R.M. Barr

Son of George Herbert Barr, Q.C., and Ethel Laureen Dawson.
Married (06.11.1937) Mary Elizabeth Graber; two sons. seven daughters.
10.03.1907
Toronto, Ontario
-
23.12.1996
Fort Qu'Appelle, Saskatchewan
Pte. 1940
Sgt. 1940?
Prov. 2nd Lt. ?
Lt. ?
A/Capt. (1943)-(1944)
A/Maj. 01.12.1943-19.03.1944
Capt. ?
Education: public school, Regina, Saskatchewan; Upper Canada College, Toronto, Ontario; McGill University (BA, psychology); University of Saskatchewan Law School (LL.B 1932).
Read law with his father. Called to the Bar of Saskatchewan, 1935.
1940     enlisted, Regina Rifles
      officer training, Gordon Head, British Columbia
? - 30.11.1943 Adjutant, No. A.15 Canadian Infantry Training Centre (Camp Shilo, Manitoba)
01.12.1943 - 19.03.1944 specially employed, No. A.15 Canadian Infantry Training Centre (Camp Shilo, Manitoba)
20.03.1944 - ? No. A.34 Training Centre (Reinforcements) - Canadian Infantry Corps
      CANLOAN officer [CDN/260]
      attached, 5th Battalion The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment)
      Second-in-Command, 21st Army Group Sniper School
Partner, Barr and Company. Director, Northram Structural Consultants Ltd. Created King's Counsel (KC), 1951 (from 1952 Queen's Counsel (QC)). Agent of the Attorney-General for Saskatchewan, 1947-1957. Member, Regina Bar Association & Saskatchean Bar Association.
Booth,
Eric Leslie
E.L. Booth
Son of John William and Rose Elizabeth Booth.
Married (05.09.1941, St. Andrew's Rectory, Brechin, Ontario) Marie Hélène Léonie Schweitzer (15.01.1905-01.1995), daughter of William and Marie-Lucie (Dubeau) Schweitzer, of Penetanguishene, Ontario.
21.04.1906
Lancaster, Lancashire, UK
-
14.08.1944
Falaise, France
(DOW) [age 38]
[Bretteville sur Laize Canadian War Cemetery, France, XIII.A.6]
2nd Lt.
?
Capt.
06.10.1938
Lt.Col.
(1943)
A/Brig.
23.02.1944
Distinguished Service Order DSO
23.09.1943
Sicily
Distinguished Service Order DSO
06.05.1944
Italy
Mention in Despatches MID
04.04.1946
NW Europe (posthumously)
(11.1939)


1st Hussars (London, Ont.)
(07.)1943
-
02.1944
Commanding Officer, 12 Canadian Army Tank Battalion (Three Rivers Regiment) (Italy)
23.02.1944
-
14.08.1944
Commander, 4th Canadian Armoured Brigade (died of wounds during Operation Tractable)
Boustead,
Albert E
see: 1st Airborne Division (Arnhem) section  
Boville,
Percy George
see: 1st Airborne Division (Arnhem) section  
Brown,
Charles L Scott
C.L.S. Brown
Later known as: Scott-Brown, C.L.
?
-
11.2006 still alive at Buttonville, Ont.
Prov. 2nd Lt.
?
Lt.
18.12.1943
Capt.
?
Canadian Decoration CD
?
?
Mentioned in Despatches MID
?
?
Mentioned in Despatches MID
?
?
?
 
 
commissioned, Canadian Infantry Corps
(12.1943)
-
21.03.1944
No. A-10 Canadian Infantry Training Centre (Reinforcements), Camp Borden, Ont.
21.03.1944
-
?
No. A-34 Canadian Infantry Training Centre (Reinforcements)



CANLOAN officer [CDN/208]



attached, 1st Battalion Gordon Highlanders
07.07.1945
-
?
No. 2 District Depot
Past president, Royal Canadian Military Institute.
       
 
C      
Cameron,
Donald Arthur
see: 1st Airborne Division (Arnhem) section  
Campbell,
C E
C.E. Campbell (Photo courtesy of Mr Lee Lidbury)
?
-
2nd Lt. ?
... ...
Capt. ?
      commissioned, Royal Canadian Army Service Corps
03.06.1943 - 23.09.1943 training course, Staff College, Camberley
Carter,
Edward Robert Erskine
see: 1st Airborne Division (Arnhem) section  
Chatterton,
William Gordon
W.G. Chatterton (Photo courtesy of Mr Frank de Planta)
1913
-
2nd Lt. ?
Capt. ?
A/Maj. 01.03.1944
Efficiency Reserve Decoration ED ? ?
?     commissioned, Canadian Infantry Corps
? - 01.04.1944 Kent R., Western Ontario Regiment - CIC
01.04.1944 - 1944 No. A.34 Training Centre (Reinforcements) - CIC
      CANLOAN officer (CDN/442)
(1944)     6th Battalion The Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment
(1945)     1/5th Battalion The Queen's Royal Regiment (NW Europe)
? - 12.11.1945 No. 1 District Depot
12.11.1945     Reserve Active Officers General List
Comper,
George W
see: 1st Airborne Division (Arnhem) section  
Cowan,
William McDonald
W.M. Cowan
Son of William A. and Edith Marian Cowan, of Guelph, Ontario.
1919 ?
-
16.11.1944
(KIA) [age 25]
[Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery, the Netherlands, XV.B.10]
2nd Lt.
?
Lt.
?
?
- 08.06.1944 21st Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery
08.06.1944
-
?
No. A.34 Training Center (Reinforcements), Canadian Infantry Corps



CANLOAN officer (CDN/615)
?
-
16.11.1944
attached to 5th Battalion The Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)

D      
       

E      
Erskine,
James S
see: 1st Airborne Division (Arnhem) section  
       
 

 
F      
       
 

 
G      
Godfrey,
Arthur R
see: 1st Airborne Division (Arnhem) section  
Grant,
Edward Earl
E.J. Skelly
04.10.1916
-
2nd Lt. ?
Lt. ?
Capt. ?
      commissioned, Royal Canadian Army Pay Corps - General List
? - 08.06.1945 Canadian Army Overseas
08.06.1945 - 07.08.1945 No. 9 (Ottawa) District Depot
07.08.1945 - ? Paymaster, No. 3 Ordnance Depot, Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps [16.10.1945 Extra Regimentally Employed Officer]
       
 
H      
Harvie,
W Alexander
see: 1st Airborne Division (Arnhem) section  
Heaps,
Leo Jack
see: 1st Airborne Division (Arnhem) section  
Hemelryk,
Joseph
J. Hemelryk (Photo courtesy of Mr Ben Scott Thomas)
Younger son (with one brother and five sisters) of Lt.Col. George Edward Hemelryk, OBE, JP (1881-1967), and Elizabeth Mary Smith (?-1943), of Dyserth, Flintshire, Wales.
(03?).1912
Eton district, Buckinghamshire
-
14.04.1945
(KIA) [age 33]
[Holten Canadian War Cemetery, the Netherlands, IV.F.11]
2nd Lt. ?
Capt. ?
A/Maj. ?
Military Cross MC 21.06.1945 NW Europe
      commissioned, Royal Canadian Infantry Corps
      attached Dufferin and Haldimand Rifles
03.1944     CANLOAN officer (CDN/4)
? - 14.04.1945 attached 1st Battalion The Highland Light Infantry (City of Glasgow Regiment)
* Recommendation for the award of the Military Cross to A/Maj. J. Hemelryk: This officer was in command of the right forward company of the 1st HLI when the battalion was ordered on the night of March 4th to gain part of a bridgehead astride the main roads in the woods N.E. of ISSUM (0926) in order to cover a bridging operation to allow the armour to advance towards the RHINE. In order to reach this objective he had to advance uphill over open ground swept by M.G. fire from Spandau posts in the forward edge of the wood. In spite of the fact that both flanks of his Company were exposed to heavy and accurate M.G. fire the Company on the left having been held up short of thw wood, he put in a well-organized assault on the enemy positions in the wood and succeeded in breaking through to his objective. Although this position became almost untenable by daylight as a result of an enemy counter attack astride the road on his left, Major Hemelryk kept his company in good heart by his personal coolness and disregard for his own safety. Throughout the day of 5 Mar from exposed positions under continuous mortar and small arms fire he accurately directed artillery and S.A. fire on enemy S.P. guns, M.G. posts and a tank which was little more than 200 yards from where he was. It was largely due to his tenacity in holding such an isolated position, fine leadernhip and skill in directing fire under most difficult and dangerous conditions, that the bridgehead achieved its purpose and the armour was able to get through.
[Recommended 07.03.1945 by Lt.Col. C.R.H. Kindersley, commanding 1st HLI, approved 10.03.1945 by Lt.Col. J.M. Hanmer, acting commanding 71st Infantry Brigade, 11.03.1945 by Maj.Gen. R.K. Ross, commanding 53rd (Welsh) Infantry Division, 21.04.1945 by Lt.Gen. B.G. Horrocks, commanding 30 Corps, 07.05.1945 by Lt.Gen. H.D.G. Crear, commanding First Canadian Army, and finally by Field Marshal B.L. Montgomery, commanding 21 Army Group] (Citation kindly provided by Mr Ben Scott Thomas)
Hingston,
Basil William Hales
see: 1st Airborne Division (Arnhem) section  
Holder,
Gordon Guthrie Keith
G.G.K. Holder (Photo courtesy of Capt Christopher B.W. Holder). G.G.K. Holder
G.G.K. Holder G.G.K. Holder
Married Edith Mary Kee (1892-1990).
Father of Lt.Cdr. G.G.K. Holder, RCNVR.
25.02.1895
Saint John, N.Br.
-
13.01.1988
Saint John, N.Br.
L/Cpl.
(1918) [742204]
2nd Lt.
1918?
Capt.
1921
Maj.
1926
Lt.Col.
08.05.1933 (retd 16.07.1938)
Distinguished Conduct Medal DCM
15.11.1918
*
Military Medal MM
23.02.1918
?
Efficiency Reserve Decoration ED
?
?
British War Medal 1914-1920 BWM
?
?
Victory Medal VM
?
?
* When the right flank of the company was held up by a machine-gun post this W.O. took charge of the men on the left and rushed forward with them, capturing the guns and clearing the advance. He gave his company commander great assistance in reorganising the company when the objective was reached.



served 115th & 26th Battalions (France)
1932
-
1938
Commanding Officer, The Saint John Fusiliers (MG), New Brunswick Regiment
16.07.1938


Corps Reserve of Officers
(11.1939)


The Saint John Fusiliers (MG) (attached, Corps Reserve of Officers)
04.1940
-
08.1940
assistant chief instructor of the ITC, Aldershot, NS
08.1940
-
29.02.1944
Commanding Officer, The Saint John Fusiliers (MG), New Brunswick Regiment
01.03.1944
-
15.05.1944
No. 7 District Depot
15.05.1944


returned to reserve status
Holmes,
James Murray
J.M. Holmes (Photo courtesy of Mr David Jones)
Son of Akeley Holmes, and Elsie Jean McKay Murray.
Married Helen Harrave Hill.
30.09.1919
Doaktown, New Brunswick
-
1985
Cpl. 01.10.1937
Sgt. 01.10.1938
2nd Lt. 01.10.1939
P/2nd Lt. (Anc.C.W.) 23.05.1944
A/Capt. 23.09.1951
Capt. 30.11.1955
Maj. 27.10.1956

British War Medal 1939-45
Canadian Volunteer Service Medal
Canadian Decoration & 1 Clasp.
Canadian Centennial Medal 1967

Education: public school, Doaktown, N.Br., 1925-1935; high school, Newcastle, N.Br., 1935-1936; University of New Brunswick University, 1936-1940 [Beaverbrook Scholarship] (BSc (Hons) Chemistry & Geology, 1940); University of Western Ontario, 1940-1942(MA, 1942); McGill University, 1942-1944 (Ph.D. Chemistry, 1944).
      New Brunswick Canadian Officer Training Corps
1936 - 1940 Carleton University Contingent, Canadian Officer Training Corps, Ottawa, Ontario
1940     Corps Reserve of Officers, University of Western Ontario Contingent, Canadian Officer Training Corps
1944     Canadian Officer Training Corps (EC) Brockville Ontario
23.05.1944 - 1946 Chemical Warfare Service, Experimental Station Suffield, Alberta (No. 4 District Depot)
1946 - 1951 Chemical Warfare Laboratory, Ottawa, Ontario
23.09.1951 - 31.05.1968 Carleton University Contingent, Canadian Officer Training Corps, Ottawa, Ontario (Second-in-Command, from 1956 Officer Commanding)
02.06.1968 - 13.06.1968 attached Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers School
1968     Supplementary Reserve
Chemistry professor, specialized in colloid and surface chemistry. Research Instructor, University of Washington, Seattle, 1960-1961. Visiting Professor, University of Bristol, Eng. 1969-1970.  NRC, Ottawa, 1981-1982. Chemistry Education Award, Chemistry Institute of Canada, 1973.
Houghton,
James Munro
J.M. Houghton
Son (with one brother) of Wilfred Raleigh Houghton (1880-1963), insurance official, and Maud Tudor Ellis (1878-1953), of Grasmere Lodge, Bromley, Kent.
Brother of Lt. W.T. Houghton, RCNVR.
29.09.1916
-
1982
Lt.
14.06.1939
Capt.
?
Maj.
?
A/Lt.Col.
?
Lt.Col.
03.10.1945, seniority 24.02.1945
Col.
? (retd 1965)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) OBE 22.09.1945 NW Europe

(11.1939)


C Company, The Royal Canadian Regiment - Permanent Active Militia (London, Ont.)
11.06.1945
-
27.07.1945
Commanding Officer, 1st Battalion (Royal Canadian Regiment), 1st Canadian Infantry Regiment (6th Canadian Infantry Division)
28.07.1945
-
05.09.1945
Commanding Officer, 3rd Battalion (West Nova Scotia Regiment), 2nd Canadian Infantry Regiment (6th Canadian Infantry Division)
23.10.1945
-
?
Commanding Officer, 2nd Battalion (Royal Canadian Regiment), 1st Canadian Infantry Regiment (6th Canadian Infantry Division)

I      
       
  
J      
Jenson,
Ernest Latham
E.L. Jenson (Photo courtesy of Mr James Jenson)
Married (1920, Calgary, Alb.); two sons in the RCN: Gerard Kingsly Jenson (who served as a rating) and Cdr. Latham Brereton Jenson, RCN.
?
-
Maj.
? [1968]



served in the Calgary Light Horse before WWI for three years, then in WWI, and in the Reserves between the wars



Royal Canadian Army Service Corps
?
-
20.09.1945
Movement Control Staff (Canada)
20.09.1945
-
02.11.1945
No. 13 District Depot

 

Joly,
James Renfred
J.R. Joly
?
-
Maj. ?
      commissioned, General List
? - 21.09.1945 No. 4 District Depot
21.09.1945     Reserve Active Officers, General List
Jotcham,
Thomas Denis
T.D. Jotcham (Photo courtesy of Mr Lee Lidbury)

21.02.1918
Llandudno, Wales
-
16.12.2015
Waynesville, North Carolina, USA
2nd Lt. ?
... ...
Maj. ?
 
      served in WW2 with Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry & Royal Canadian Regiment; demobilized with rank of Maj.; Mentioned in Despatches (Italy) 1944
03.06.1943 - 23.09.1943 training course, Staff College, Camberley
       

K      
Kane,
Lawrence Patrick
see: 1st Airborne Division (Arnhem) section  
Kaufmann,
Martin L
see: 1st Airborne Division (Arnhem) section  
Kipping,
Albert Edward
see: 1st Airborne Division (Arnhem) section  
       

L      
Laird,
Wilson James
W.J. Laird (Photo courtesy of Lt l Jeff Watson, CD) W.J. Laird

08.05.1919
Pilot Mound, Manitoba
-
23.10.1944
Hoogerheide, Noord-Brabant, the Netherlands
[Bergon op Zoom Canadian War Cemetery, plot 5, row C, grave 4]
Lt. 24.08.1944 [H6570]
24.08.1944     commissioned, Canadian Infantry Corps
30.09.1944 - 23.10.1944 South Saskatchewan Regiment (killed in action)
Lilley,
Charles Vincent
"Vince"
C.V. Lilley (Photo courtesy of Mr Frank de Planta) C.V. Lilley
Son of Maj. Charles W. Lilley.

1915 ?
-
1988
[aged 73]
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. ?
Lt. 20.11.1943
Capt. ?
A/Maj. 01.1945?
Military Cross MC 12.04.1945 NW Europe 44-45
Mention in Despatches MID 14.04.1945 ?
Mention in Despatches MID 29.09.1945 NW Europe 44-45
1934 - 1936 served with Permament Force
1936 - 1942 served with Imperials The Loyals
1942     joined Loyal Edmonton Regiment
?     commissioned, Canadian Infantry Corps
(11.1943) - 04.03.1944 No. A.16 Training Centre (Reinforcements) - CIC (Calgary, Alberta)
04.03.1944 -   No. A.34 Training Centre (Reinforcements) - CIC
      CANLOAN officer [CDN/86]
      1/6th Battalion The South Staffordshire Regiment
(1945)     1/5th Battalion The Queen's Royal Regiment (NW Europe)
      1/6th Battalion The Queen's Royal Regiment
? - 24.09.1945 Military District No. 13
24.08.1945 - ? EREO
Vince Lilley commanded B Company while serving with the Patricias 2nd Battalion in Korea. Later he achieved the
rank of lieutenant colonel. He was highly respected by all soldiers who served with him and by all friends wherever he
lived. Among his many assignments after the Korean War was that of Canadian Defence Attache in Nicosia, Cyprus.
Lownsbrough,
Thomas Pattullo
T.P. Lownsbrough (Photo courtesy of Mr Lee Lidbury)
03.10.1910
Toronto, Ontario
-
1981
2nd Lt. ?
... ...
Maj. ...
A/Lt.Col. 09.06.1945-...
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) OBE 13.09.1945 Italy [recommendation available upon request]
 
Edcuation: University of Toronto (1932).
?     commissioned, Royal Canadian Artillery
03.06.1943 - 23.09.1943 training course, Staff College, Camberley
(1944/45)     Brigade Major Royal Artillery, HQ 5th Canadian Armoured Division (Italy) (OBE)
      General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2) Royal Artillery, 1st Canadian Corps
09.06.1945 - ? Operations & Training Officer (S3), HQ 6th Canadian Division Artillery
? - 11.10.1945 No. 2 District Depot
11.10.1945 - ? Reserve Active Officers General List
       
 
M  
MacDonald,
George Smith
see: 1st Airborne Division (Arnhem) section  
MacDonald,
John James
see: 1st Airborne Division (Arnhem) section  
Mason,
Peter Brown
see: 1st Airborne Division (Arnhem) section  
Massey,
Richard
R. Massey (Photo courtesy of Mr James Massey) R. Massey (Photo courtesy of Mr James Massey)
19.11.1913
-
18.10.1975
2nd Lt. ?
Lt. ?
Capt. ?
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St - -
France & Germany Star Fr&G St - -
Defence Medal Def M - -
Canadian Volunteer Service Medal CdnVSM - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
War Medal 1939-1945 AfrGSM - & clasp Kenya
General Service Medal GSM - & clasp Malaya
Silver Star Medal (USA) SSM - -
Bronze Star Medal (USA) BSM - -
Purple Heart (USA) PH - -
Asiatic-Pacific Medal (USA) AsPacM - -
      CANLOAN officer (CDN/305)
(1944/45)     posted, 5th Battalion The Wiltshire Regiment (43rd (Wessex) Infantry Division) (NW Europe)
His son writes: "My Dad fought with Wiltshires in WW11 went on to get campaign medals in Kenya and Malaya. His US medals came from the Aleutian Campaign, the WW2 medals while he was a Canloan officer, Normandy to Germany, and the Kenya and Malaya medals with the UK forces in their problems there."
McCourt,
James Frederick
see: 1st Airborne Division (Arnhem) section  
McKenna,
James Lloyd
see: 1st Airborne Division (Arnhem) section  
McKenna,
Vincent
"Vince"
V. McKenna
?
-
2nd Lt.
? [1064589]
Lt.
1919?
Lt.Col.
01.02.1938
Military Cross MC
01.02.1919
Mount Dury, France *
+ a Czech medal

* He acted as forward observation officer during the attack on Mont Dury, advancing as far as possible with the infantry under extremely heavy machine-gun and shell fire. When the batteries advanced after the barrage, he sent back valuable information as to positions of hostile forces and our infantry and engaged machine guns holding them back. The following day he again went forward and secured valuable information. Throughout the operations he showed great disregard for danger, and set a splendid example to those under him.

(1919)


Lieutenant, 19th Battery, 4th Brigade, Canadian Field Artillery



ADC to the Lieutenant-Governor of British Columbia (during the Royal Visit)
01.02.1938
-
(11.1939)
Commander, 5th (British Columbia) Coast Brigade (Victoria, BC)
26.04.1942
-
11.1942
Commanding Officer, 3rd Medium Regiment RCA (Petawawa Camp & Fairmile Common [UK])



training artillery units in the UK



commander of a repatriation camp of returned allied POWs (The Netherlands)



Canadian representative at a (minor) war crimes trial at Prague
McLoughlin,
William G
"Pat"
W.G. McLoughlin (Photo courtesy of Mr Frank de Planta)
?
-
2nd Lt. ?
Lt. ?
Capt. ?
?     commissioned, Canadian Infantry Corps
? - 14.03.1944 No. S.16 Combined Operations School-Staff
14.03.1944 - 1944 No. A.34 Training Centre (Reinforcements) - CIC
      CANLOAN officer (CDN/322)
(1944)     1st Battalion Royal Hampshire Regiment
(1945)     1/5th Battalion The Queen's Royal Regiment (NW Europe)
      Adjutant, ... Depot (Regina)
      served British Army up till 1953
McNaughton,
Hon. Andrew George Latta
A.G.L. McNaughton




Elder son of Robert Duncan McNaughton, storekeeper, and Christina Mary Ann Armour, of Moosomin, Saskatchewan.
Married (17.09.1914) Mabel Clara Stuart Weir, daughter of late Godfrey Weir, Montreal; two sons, two daughters (and youngest son, Sqdn Ldr RCAF, killed in action over Germany, 1942).
25.02.1887
Moosomin, Saskatchewan
-
11.07.1966
Montebello, Quebec
Prov. Lt. 04.05.1909 [?]
Lt. 09.05.1910
Capt. 16.05.1911
Maj. 28.05.1913
Lt.Col. 01.01.1920
Brev. Col. 10.11.1918 
Col. 01.01.1923
Maj.Gen. 01.01.1929
Lt.Gen. 10.07.1940
Gen. 1944 (retd 1944)
 - PC (Can.) -
02.11.1944
-
  CH ?
15.06.1946
HM's birthday 46
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB ?
26.01.1935
?
Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George CMG 03.06.1919
05.07.1919
services rendered in connection with military operations in France & Flanders
Distinguished Service Order DSO 04.02.1918
10.08.1918
*
Canadian Decoration CD 1955 ?
Grand Officer of Order of Leopold (Belgium), 25.01.1947.

MSc; Hon. LLD McGill Univ., 1920, Queen's Univ., 1941, Univ. of Birmingham, 1942, Ottawa, 1943, Saskatchewan, 1944; Michigan State Coll., 1955; Univ. of Toronto, 1961; Hon. DCL Bishops Univ., 1937; Hon. DSc, Univ. of British Columbia, 1960; Dr of Mil. Science, RMC of Canada, 1963.

* For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty as counter-battery staff officer. He carried out daring reconnaissances, and observed the enemy's batteries from an exposed position under very heavy fire. On one occasion he crossed the enemy's lines in lowflying aeroplane, obtaining valuable information as to the enemy's batteries. He rendered most valuable service during a long period.
Education: Moosomin Public School; Bishop's College School, Lennoxville; McGill University, Montreal (BSc. 1910, MSc. 1912); Staff College, Camberley (psc 1921); Imperial Defence College, London (idc 1928).
1914 - 1919 served European War in France and Belgium (wounded twice, despatches thrice)
27.01.1917 - 09.11.1918 CBSO, Canadian Corps, France
10.11.1918 - 30.03.1919 BGRA (Heavy), Canadian Corps, France
01.01.1920     Director of Military Training and Staff Duties
01.01.1923 - 14.09.1925 Deputy Chief of the General Staff, Canada & Director of Training and Staff Duties
15.09.1925 - 22.12.1926 Deputy Chief of the General Staff, Canada
01.05.192 - 31.12.1928 District Officer Commanding, No. 11 Military District
01.01.1929 - 31.05.1935 Chief of the General Staff, Canada
01.06.1935 - 1944 President, National Research Council of Canada
05.10.1939 - 19.07.1940 Inspector-General & Ceneral Officer Command, 1st Canadian Division, Canadian Overseas Force
19.07.1940 - 24.12.1940 General Officer Commanding, 7th (British) Corps, renamed:
25.12.1940 - 05.04.1942 General Officer Commanding, 1st Canadian Corps
06.04.1942 - 26.12.1943 General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, First Canadian Army
02.11.1944 - 21.08.1945 Minister of National Defence Canada
1945
-
1959
Chairman Canadian Section, Canada US Permanent Joint Board on Defence
Canadian Representative: in UN Atomic Energy Commission, 1946-1949 (President Canadian Atomic Energy Control Board, 1946-1948); on Security Council, 1948-1949; Chairman, Canadian Section, International Joint Commission, 1950-1962; Permanent Delegation, United Nations, 09.01.1948-06.02.1950. Adviser Canadian Delegation to Imperial Conference, London, England, 1930; Adivser, Canadian Delegation to Conference for Limitation of Armaments, Geneva, 1932; Member Committee on Trans-Atlantic Air Service, Imperial Economic Conference, Ottawa, 1932; Chairman, Interdepartmental Committee on Trans-Canada Airway, 1933-1935; Honorary Fellow, RCP and S., 1939; Honorary Member Engineering Instution of Canada (Sir John Kennedy Medal, 1940) 1957; Silver Medal of RSA, 1941; Honorary Member: Royal Society of Canada, 1942; Canadian Institute of Forestry; Institution of Electrical Engineers, 1942; Rouyal Cananadian Institute, Toronto, 1942; American Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, 1942 (Founders Award, 1964) American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 1943; Member Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario, 1950; Honorary Member Professional Engineers, Alberta, 1961; Honorary Fellow, Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute, 1963. Honorary Colonel Commandant Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, 1949-1964; Honorary Colonel, McGill University Cadet Officer Training Corps 1951-; Member Kappa Alpha; Anglican.

N      
Norwood,
Carlisle
see: 1st Airborne Division (Arnhem) section  
       

O      
       

P      
Powell,
Ward Hughson
"Hugh"
W.H. Powell
Middle son (with two brothers and one sister) of Montagu Grant Powell (1884-1933), and Aurelia Curry Hughson (1886-1967), of Rockcliffe Park.
Brother of Cdr. Robert Montagu Powell, RCNVR, and of Lt.Cdr. John Alan Powell, RCNVR. Cousin of Lt. Geoffrey Drummond Hughson, RCNVR.
Married 1st (12.1937, Toronto, Ontario) Elizabeth "Betty" Jamieson.
Married 2nd (17.05.1969) Emiko Y. "Amy" Endo.
09.05.1916
Ottawa, Ontario
-
07.04.1973
Grimsby, Ontario
2nd Lt. 09.1940
Lt. ?
A/Capt. ?
Commendation for gallantry Cmdn 03.1944 ?
Education: Trinity College School, Port Hope (1931-1933).
07.1940     enlisted, 4th Reconnaissance Regiment (4th Princess Louise Dragoon Guards)
09.1940     commissioned
06.1941     went overseas with 1st Canadian Infantry Division and took part in the Sicilian and Italian campaigns from 07.1943 to 01.1945, then NW Europe (wounded 12.1944)
13.06.1945     No. 9 (Ottawa) District Depot
       

Q      
       

R      
Reid,
Roland Antoine
R.A. Reid
1920
-
2nd Lt.
? [CDN/59]
WS/Lt.
?
Capt.
?
...
...
Maj.Gen.
? (retd 1976)
Member of the Order of Canada CM
30.04.1992
* [investiture 21.10.1992]
Commander of the Royal Victorian Order CVO
?
?
Military Cross MC
?
?
Canadian Decoration CD
?
?
* He has been serving his country in an exemplary fashion for nearly fifty years. After a brilliant military career both on the battlefield, where he was decorated for valour, and in the many important positions he held in times of peace, he has taken on difficult challenges in the private sector. In addition, he was involved in a number of royal visits as Her Majesty's Equerry and Canadian Secretary.



commissioned, Canadian Infantry Corps
?
-
04.03.1944
No. A.16 Training Centre (Reinforcements) 
04.03.1944


No. A.34 Training Centre (Reinforcements)



CANLOAN officer
14.06.1944
-
(09.1944)
Second-in-Command, "D" Company, 2nd Battalion The Devonshire Regiment (NW Europe)
Rocke,
Guy Valentine Hilton
G.V.H. Rocke
Son (with three brothers) of George Lennon Rocke (1866-1928), and Elizabeth Louise Powell (1868-1960).
Brother of Lt.Col. Herbert Powell Rocke, OBE, ED.
16.02.1893
Belfast, Northern Ireland
-
01.03.1966
Veteran's Hospital, Saanich, Victoria, British Columbia (late of Edmonton, Alberta)
Capt. ?
20.01.1915     enlisted as a Private in Canadian Infantry (3rd Canadian Mounted Rifles); commissioned an officer (T/Lt. 23.11.1918 & T/A/Capt. 27.01.1919) serving with the Canadian Machine Gun Corps (Wing No. 13)

Postmaster, Fort McMurray Post Office, 25.01.1923-24.11.1941 (from 16.08.1940 military leave).

WW II     Adjutant, Canadian Infantry Training Centre, Red Deer
Rocke,
Herbert Powell
H.P. Rocke
Son (with three brothers) of George Lennon Rocke (1866-1928), and Elizabeth Louise Powell (1868-1960).
Brother of Capt. Guy Valentine Hilton Rocke.
Married; one son, one daughter.
30.06.1891
Belfast, Northern Ireland
-
03.03.1990
Vernon Jubilee Hospital, Vernon, British Columbia
Maj. 11.03.1933 [16.02.1936?]
Lt.Col. ?
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) OBE 01.01.1944 New Year 44
Efficiency Reserve Decoration ED ? ?
Education: passed military staff course (msc).
10.1915     signed up for war service as a Corporal
Accountant in Red Deer, Alberta working for Northern Crown Bank.
      commissioned, 19th Alberta Dragoons - Cavalry
      transferred, General List
10.12.1944     arrived in London (UK)
(1945)     Assistant Adjutant & Quartermaster-General, Military District 10
[18.11.1945 to .... temporarily in command during the absence on leave of Brig. R.O.G. Morton]
Served Alberta Provincial Marketing Board, 1950s.
Rodger,
William Stewart
"Stu"
W.S. Rodger
Married ...; ... children.
26.08.1912
Ravenscraig, Saskatchewan
-
21.05.1986
Regina, Saskatchewan
2nd Lt. ? [CDN/472]
WS/Lt. ?
      commissioned, Canadian Infantry Corps
? - 16.02.1944 No. A.15 Training Centre (Reinforcements)
16.02.1944 - 01.04.1944 The King's Own Rifles of Canada (Sakatchewan Regiment)
01.04.1944 - 1944 No. A.34 Training Centre (Reinforcements)
      CANLOAN officer
23.06.1944 - (09.1944) Platoon Commander, 2nd Battalion The Devonshire Regiment (NW Europe)
       

S      
Sims,
Frederick James
"Fred"
F.J. Sims F.J. Sims
Son of Frederick George and Annie Florence Sims, of Ottawa, Ontario.

Veteran Affairs Canada
1921 ?
-
14.04.1945
(KIA) [age 24]
[Holten Canadian War Cemetery, The Netherlands, II.D.15]
2nd Lt.
?
Lt.
?
Capt.
?
Eductaion: Royal Military College, Kingston, Ont.



commissioned, Royal Canadian Regiment (went overseas 07.1942)
?
-
14.04.1945
Royal Canadian Regiment (Sicily, Italy, Holland) (killed in action when a grenade hit the mansion "Laag Buurlo" at Apeldoorn)
Skelly,
Edward Joseph
E.J. Skelly
?
-
2nd Lt. 07.01.1944
Lt. (1945)
      served in the ranks (Cpl. in the Coldstream Guards, then Sgt.)
      commissioned, Canadian Infantry Corps
      served Royal Canadian Regiment
30.07.1945 - 11.09.1945 No. 2 District Depot (from Canadian Army Overseas)
Surtees,
John R
J.R. Surtees (Photo courtesy of Mr Frank de Planta)
?
-
2nd Lt. ?
Lt. ?
?     commissioned, The Queen's York Rangers of Canada - Canadian Infantry Corps
? - 02.03.1944 No. A.16 Training Center (Reinforcements) - CIC
02.03.1944 - 1944 No. A.34 Training Center (Reinforcements) - CIC
      CANLOAN officer (CDN/43)
04.1944 - 05.08.1944 1/6th Battalion The Queen's Royal Regiment (NW Europe [wounded, POW (taken to Paris, then to a prison hospital near the French-German border, where he was liberated 03.09.1944)])
09.1944 - 01.1945 hospital in the UK & convalescing in Northern Ireland
01.1945 - (1945) 1/5th Battalion The Queen's Royal Regiment (NW Europe)
? - 19.10.1945 No. 12 District Depot
       

T      
Taylor,
James William
see: 1st Airborne Division (Arnhem) section  
Taylor,
Kenneth M
see: 1st Airborne Division (Arnhem) section  
Turnbull,
G V
G.V. Turnbull (Photo courtesy of V.Adm. Nigel D. Brodeur (retd))
?
-
Lt.Col. (1945)
(1945)     CDC (on staff of Commanding Officer Pacific Coast [HMCS Burrard])
Turner,
Philip Hart
see: 1st Airborne Division (Arnhem) section  
       

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V      
       

W      
Wayte,
Albert Edwyn Francis
see: 1st Airborne Division (Arnhem) section  
Wellbelove,
John Arthur
see: 1st Airborne Division (Arnhem) section  
       

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