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Crerar, Henry Duncan Graham "Harry"

Date of birth:
April 28th, 1888 (Hamilton/Ontario, Canada)
Date of death:
April 1st, 1965 (Ottawa/Ontario, Canada)
Nationality:
Canadian (1931-present, Constitutional Monarchy)

Biography

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Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Rank:
Major
Awarded on:
July 1st, 1917
Mentioned in Dispatches
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Rank:
Major
Awarded on:
June 4th, 1917
Distinguished Service Order (DSO)
Rank:
Temporary Lieutenant-Colonel
Awarded on:
1935
King George V's Silver Jubilee Medal 1935
Rank:
Temporary Lieutenant-Colonel
Awarded on:
1937
King George VI Coronation Medal
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Lieutenant-general
Awarded on:
January 9th, 1943
Companion of The Most Honourable Order of the Bath (CB)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Lieutenant-general
Awarded on:
November 4th, 1944
Order Wojenny Virtuti Militari - Krzyz Srebrny
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
General
Awarded on:
March 17th, 1945
Legion of Merit - Commander (LoM - C)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
General
Awarded on:
April 14th, 1945
Grand Croix de l' Ordre National de la Legion d'Honneur
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
General
Awarded on:
April 14th, 1945
Croix de Guerre (1939-1945)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
General
Awarded on:
April 14th, 1945
Mentioned in Dispatches
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
General
Awarded on:
May 19th, 1945
Mentioned in Dispatches
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
General
Awarded on:
July 5th, 1945
Citation:
"In recognition of gallant and distinguished services in North West Europe."

Appointed as a Member.
Order of the Companions of Honour
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
General
Awarded on:
June 23rd, 1945
Citation:
"In recognition of gallant and distinguished services in North West Europe."
Mentioned in Dispatches
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
General
Awarded on:
July 26th, 1945
"In recognition of distinguished services in the cause of the Allies."
Distinguished Service Medal - Army (DSM)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
General
Unit:
Headquarters, First Canadian Army, Canadian Army
Awarded on:
July 28th, 1945

Canadian Gazette of 28 july 1945
Ridder Grootkruis in de Orde van Oranje Nassau (ON.1)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
General
Awarded on:
August 9th, 1945
Mentioned in Dispatches
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
General
Awarded on:
September 17th, 1945

With "Palme".
Grootofficier in de Leopoldsorde / Grand officier de l'Ordre de Léopold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
General
Awarded on:
September 17th, 1945

With "Palme".
Croix de Guerre 1940
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
General
Awarded on:
October 2nd, 1945
Orden Kutuzova 1
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
General
Awarded on:
April 4th, 1946
Citation:
"In recognition of gallant and distinguished services in North West Europe."
Mentioned in Dispatches
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
General
Awarded on:
October 5th, 1946
Rad Bileho lva I Class
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
General
Awarded on:
October 5th, 1946
Ceskoslovenský válecný kríž 1939
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
General
Awarded on:
November 2nd, 1946
Ceskoslovenský vojenský rád Bilého lva
Rank:
General
Awarded on:
October 2nd, 1950

With clasp
Canadian Efficiency Decoration (ED)
Rank:
General
Awarded on:
December 3rd, 1954
Knight/Dame to the Venerable Order of Saint John (KStJ/DStJ)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)

With "8th Army" clasp
Africa Star
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)

With clasp
Canadian Volunteer Service Medal (1939-1947)

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