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The RMC connection: Some of the prominent senior officers from The Second World War

Prominent
Senior Officers

1866 Charles Cecil Ingersoll Merritt (Entered RMC in 1925) VC, ED (10 November 1908 – 12 July 2000) was a Canadian recipient of the Victoria Cross and Member of Parliament. More

1019 Carl Murchie (Entered RMC in 1913) CB, CBE, CD (June 7, 1895 – March 5, 1966) was a Canadian soldier and Chief of the General Staff, the head of the Canadian Army from December 27, 1943 until August 21, 1945.  More

749 Henry Duncan Graham “Harry” Crerar – (Entered RMC in 1906) CH, CB, DSO, CD, PC (April 28, 1888 – April 1, 1965) was a senior officer of the Canadian Army, and became the country’s “leading field commander” in the Second World War, where he commanded the First Canadian Army.

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1633 Christopher Vokes CB, CBE, DSO, CD (13 April 1904 – 27 March 1985) – (Entered RMC in 1921) was a senior Canadian Army officer who fought in World War II. He commanded the 2nd Canadian Infantry Brigade during the Allied invasion of Sicily.   More

 2290 Dollard Ménard DSO, GOQ, CD (7 March 1913 – 14 January 1997) (Entered RMC in 1932) was a Canadian general. As a lieutenant colonel, he was wounded five times during the Dieppe Raid in 1942 while leading Les Fusiliers Mont-RoyalMore

1032 Eedson Louis Millard “Tommy” Burns CC DSO OBE MC June 17, 1897 – September 13, 1985 (Entered RMC in 1914) successively commanded the 4th Canadian Armoured Brigade, the 1st Canadian Infantry Division, the 5th Canadian (Armoured) Division (January 1944 to March 1944), and then finally I Canadian Corps (March 1944 until November 1944). More

816 Kenneth Stuart CB, DSO, MC (September 9, 1891 – November 3, 1945) (Entered RMC in 1908) was a Canadian soldier and Chief of the General Staff, the head of the Canadian Army from 24 December 1941 until 27 December 1943. More

1596 Guy Granville Simonds CC, CB, CBE, DSO, CD (April 23, 1903 – May 15, 1974) (Entered RMC in 1921) was a senior Canadian Army officer who served with distinction during World War II, where he commanded the 1st Canadian Infantry Division and II Canadian CorpsMore

1661 Harry Wickwire Foster CBE, DSO (April 2, 1902 – August 6, 1964) (Entered RMC in 1922) was a senior Canadian Army officer who commanded two Canadian divisions during World War II. He served in both the Pacific and European theatres. More

433 Thomas Victor Anderson DSO, CD (July 4, 1881 – 1972) (Entered RMC in 1897) was a Canadian soldier and Chief of the General Staff, the head of the Canadian Army from 21 November 1938 until 6 July 1940. More

2357 William Denis Whitaker, CM ED CD (February 27, 1915 – May 30, 2001) (Entered RMC in 1933)was a Canadian athlete, soldier, businessman, and author. More

Note: Those  listed are just some of the impressive senior officers with the RMC connection during the Second World War.  We will follow-up with others very soon.