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Hertzberg, Charles Sumner Lund

Date of birth:
June 12th, 1886 (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
Date of death:
January 10th, 1944 (New Delhi, India)
Buried on:
Commonwealth War Cemetery Delhi
Plot: 1. Row: A. Grave: 15.
Nationality:
Canadian (1931-present, Constitutional Monarchy)

Biography

Rank: Major General. Chief Engineer in the First Canadian Army. Died of smallpox.

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Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Rank:
Captain
Unit:
7th Field Company R.C.A.
Awarded on:
1917
For "conspicuous bravery in action" at Vimy Ridge

Severely wounded during the action
Military Cross (MC)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major-General
Unit:
Headquarters, First Canadian Army, British Army
Awarded on:
June 2nd, 1943
On mobilization this officer was appointed C.R.E. 1 Canadian Division and proceeded overseas with his unit in the fall of 1939. He was appointed Chief Engineer 7 Corps on formation, subsequently became Chief Engineer 1 Canadian Corps and, in April 1942, Chief Engineer First Canadian Army, which post he at present holds. Throughout he has been the Senior Engineer Officer in the United Kingdom and personally responsible for the organization, administration and development of the Royal Canadian Engineers overseas. In the performance of his duties he has displayed initiative, organizing ability and leadership of a high order and the satisfactory state of organization, training and discipline of the Corps of Royal Canadian Engineers overseas is primarily due to this officer's energy, skill and efficiency. His work is deserving of the highest commendation and his zeal and devotion to duty have proved an inspiration and example to those serving under him.
Companion of The Most Honourable Order of the Bath (CB)

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