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General Henry Duncan Graham Crerar CH CB DSO KStJ CD (April 28, 1888 - April 1, 1965) was a Canadian general and the country's "leading field commander" in World War II. Jump to: navigation, search Image File history File links General_Henry_Crerar. ... General is a military rank used by nearly every country in the world. ... The Order of the Companions of Honour is a British and Commonwealth Order (decoration). ... Military Badge of the Order of the Bath Listen to this article · (info) This audio file was created from the revision dated 2005-04-11, and does not reflect subsequent edits to the article. ... Source: Veterans Affairs Canada The Distinguished Service Order is a military decoration of the United Kingdom, and other formerly Commonwealth countries, awarded for meritorious or distinguished service by officers of the armed forces during wartime, typically in actual combat. ... This page deals with the order after its revival in the 19th century. ... Canadian Forces Decoration The Canadian Forces Decoration is a Canadian military award given to officers and soldiers of the Canadian Armed Forces who have completed twelve years of military service. ... Jump to: navigation, search April 28 is the 118th day of the year (119th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 247 days remaining. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1888 is a leap year starting on Sunday (click on link for calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search April 1 is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 274 days remaining. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1965 was a common year starting on Friday (link goes to calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search World War II was a truly global conflict with many facets: immense human suffering, fierce indoctrinations, and the use of new, extremely devastating weapons such as the atom bomb World War II, also known as the Second World War, was a mid-20th-century conflict that...


Born in Hamilton, Ontario, he died at Ottawa, Ontario. He went to the military oriented Highfield School for Boys prep school , and then went to the Royal Military College of Canada, graduating in 1910. He rose to the rank of lieutenant-colonel of artillery in World War I. Unlike most officers, he remained in the army after the war and became: Jump to: navigation, search Motto: Together Aspire - Together Achieve Area: 1,117. ... This article is about the capital city of Canada. ... Jump to: navigation, search This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... Jump to: navigation, search A university-preparatory school or college-preparatory school (usually shortened to preparatory school, or prep school) is a private secondary school (or high school) designed to prepare a student for higher education. ... The Royal Military College of Canada (RMC), located in Kingston, Ontario, is the military academy of the Canadian Forces. ... Insignia of a United States Lieutenant Colonel Insignia of a British Army Lieutenant Colonel Lieutenant Colonel (usually Lieutenant-Colonel in Britain) is a rank of commissioned officer in the armies and marine corps (and some air forces) of Commonwealth countries and the United States superior to Major and subordinate to... Jump to: navigation, search Historically, artillery refers to any engine used for the discharge of projectiles during war. ... Jump to: navigation, search World War I was primarily a European conflict with many facets: immense human sacrifice, stalemate trench warfare, and the use of new, devastating weapons - tanks, aircraft, machineguns, and poison gas. ...

  • Director of Military Operations & Military Intelligence, 1935-38
  • Commandant of the Royal Military College Kingston 1938-39.
  • Brigadier General Staff Canadian Military Headquarters, England 1939-40,
  • Vice Chief of the General Staff 1940,
  • Chief of the General Staff 1940-41
  • General Officer Commanding 2nd Canadian Division, England, 1941-43,
  • General Officer Commanding I Canadian Corps, England-Italy 1942-43,
  • General Officer Commanding 1st Canadian Army, North-West Europe 1944-45.

Promoted to full general in November 1944, he retired from the army in 1946 and was later occupied diplomatic postings in Czechoslovakia, the Netherlands and Japan. The Chief of the General Staff was the most senior member of the Canadian Army from 1904 until Unification in 1964. ... General Officer Commanding (GOC) is the usual title given in the armies of Commonwealth (and some other) nations to a general officer who holds a command appointment. ...


References

  • J.L. Granatstein. The Generals : the Canadian Army's Senior Commanders in the Second World War (Toronto, 1993). ISBN 0773757287
  • "Hillfield-Strathallan College celebrates 100 years", The Spectator. Hamilton, Ont.: Sep 8, 2001. pg. A.08
  • Juno Beach Centre - Heneral H.D.G. Crerar
Preceded by:
Thomas Victor Anderson
Chief of the General Staff (Canada)
1940-1941
Succeeded by:
Kenneth Stuart

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The World at War (411 words)
Crerar accepted a voluntary reduction in rank in order to head the 2nd Canadian Infantry Division when it left for Britain in November 1940 but upon arrival he was transferred to staff position.
Crerar was evacuated to England for treatment of an illness and General Simonds assumed command of the operation.
Crerar returned to the front a short time later but left Simonds in command as the later’s controversial plan for wresting control of Walchern Island from the Germans was proving a success.
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