Who am I?

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Who am I? (By E3161 Victoria Edwards (RMC ‘03)

  • I was born in Sherbrooke, Quebec in August 1867.
  • I studied at Bishop’s College in Lennoxville and graduated from the Royal Military College of Canada (RMC).
  • I accepted an Imperial commission in the Connaught Rangers.
  • I served as an infantry captain in Western Africa.
  • I saw action in a dozen separate small campaigns, ranging from peacetime military engagement to major combat operations between 1897 and 1906.
  • I was awarded the Distinguished Service Order (DSO).
  • I published ‘Bush Warfare’ a book on small wars in 1907. My research interests included the relationships between conflict and diplomacy.
  • I served in India and the northwest frontier.
  • I served in Europe as a brigade commander on the western front during the First World War.
  • I was appointed the commander of the British Army on the Rhine in 1920.
  • I served as commander of the Inter-Allied Commission of Management in Upper Silesia, stabilizing the borders between Germany and Poland.
  • I served as Commander-in-Chief of Southern Command, India.
  • I retired in 1932 at the rank of full general.

a) 246 Henry Edward Burstall CB (RMC 1889)
b) 221 Charles Macpherson Dobell (RMC 1890)
c) 168 William Charles Giffard Heneker (RMC 1888)
d) 236 Duncan Sayre MacInnes (RMC 1891)

Answer: 168 General William Charles Giffard Heneker (RMC 1888)

Source: Major Andrew B. Godefroy CD, PhD.  “Chasing The Silver Bullet: The Evolution of Capability Development In The Canadian Army”.  Canadian Military Journal, Spring 2007, 53-66.