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Page 180 text:
152 RMC Review
No. 2434, Melville Greenshields Bell
Born in Montreal in 1917, Melville G. Bell attended Harrow School in
England and then entered RMC in 1935. He left the College in 1937 and joined
the Air Force. He served with Bomber Command in the Second World War.
He became a journalist with the Toronto Globe and Mail in 1949. He died in
Sienna, Italy, in May, 1963. A special memoral service was held for him in the
chapel of the Church of St. James the Apostle in Montreal on 7 May, 1963.
No. 2580, Harry Harland Hyndman
Harry H. Hyndman died suddenly in Montreal on 28 August, 1963. He was
46 years of age. He was born in Edmonton, attended TCS, and came to RMC
as a Navy cadet in 1937. He left RMC in 1939 to join the R.C.N. He served
throughout the war after a period of training at the Royal Navy College at Dart-'
mouth, England. He had the exciting experience of being torpedoed in H.M.S.
Escapade. He retired from the Navy in 1945 and was elected to the Legislature
of Ontario for the Toronto riding of Toronto-Bracondale. He later became
associated as a newspaperman with the Oshawa Times. At the time of his death
he was living in Montreal.
No. 3606, Flight Lieutenant Robert George Burnie, R.C.A.F.
F! L. R. G. Burnie died from a stroke at Bagotville, Quebec, on 16 October,
1963. He was buried in Prince Albert, Sask. Bob Burnie entered Royal Roads
as an R.C.A.F. cadet in 1952, came to RMC in 1954 and graduated in engineer-
ing in 1956. After a period of training he was posted to Comox and then to
Bagotville, He leaves a Wife and three small children. At the College he held
the rank of C.S.C., and played rep. football.
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Don Turnbull was born in Rothesay in 1905. He entered RMC in 1924
from Ridley, and graduated in 1929. He had planned on returning to the College
for the fortieth anniversary of entry of his class. He began the practice of engin-
eering on graduation. He joined the RC.A.F. in 1939 and served throughout the
war. He transferred to the R.C.A.F. reserve in 1946 and went back to engineer-
ing. He headed his own firm of D. O. Turnbull and Associates, specialists in the
design of marine structures and industrial buildings. His first engineering experi-
ences were with the Canadian Industries, Ltd., and the Canadian Foundation
Company. He supervised the reconstruction of King Edward Pier in Montreal
and did similar work in Saint John Harbour. He was prominent in the affairs of
the Greater Saint John Area, including the Board of Trade, King's County
Council, and the mayorship of Rothesay. Don Turnbull is a brother of No. 1006,
W. W. Turnbull of South Orange, N.J.
No. 1879, Malcolm Stewart Sutherland
M, S. Sutherland was born in 1909, entered RMC in 1925, and graduated
in 1929. He studied accountancy and obtained his C.A. in 1937. He had a long
affiliation with the Oueen's Own Regiment of Canada. In the Second World War
he served with the R.C.A.F. and retired in 1945 with the rank of squadron leader.
Following the war he returned to his profession. For a time he was Controller
with the Burlington Steel Company Limited. He died in Hamilton on 5 April,
No. 1900, Group Captain Douglas Muir Edwards, A.F.C., C.D., L.deH.
GXC. D. M. Edwards entered RMC from Ottawa Collegiate in 1926 and
graduated in 1930. He immediately joined the R.C.A.F. and by the time of the
Second World War he had risen to the rank of squadron leader. He won many
awards for his skill as a war pilot, including the American Air Medal. After the
war he commanded the Central Flying Training School at Trenton and later the
R.C.A.F. Station at Camp Borden. In 1958, he was appointed Air Attache,
Canadian Embassy at Bonn, Germany. He retired after thirty years' service and
became the European representative for the A. V. Roe Canada Limited. He died
of a heart attack in Germany in March, 1963.
No. 2122, Lieutenant-Colonel Donald McLaren Wilson
Lt.-Col. Don Wilson died in the Great War Memorial Hospital, Perth,
Ontario, on 27 November, 1963, from a coronary thrombosis. He was born in
Perth in 1911, educated at Perth Collegiate and RMC, which he entered in 1929.
He was an outstanding track and lield athlete and was a member of the 1932-33
Lafferty Cup team. He also played for the First Football Team. He graduated
from the College in 1933 and accepted a commission in the Indian Army. On
the outbreak of war in 1939, he transferred to the Canadian Army and was
appointed a lieutenant in the R.C.A. He served with the lst and the 4th Field
Brigade, R.C.A., overseas and was promoted to the rank of major in January,
1943. He attended the Canadian Army Staff College at RMC in 1946, and sub-
sequently held several staff appointments in Ottawa and Halifax. He is a brother
of No. 2359, WXC. K. C. Wilson.
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THE BROWNFIELD GUN
A short but impressive ceremony took place immediately after the ceremonial
parade on Saturday morning, 28 September, 1963, when a 25-pounder field piece,
complete in every detail, was presented to the College by Mrs. Wilhelmina Brown-
field in memory of her husband, No. 1022, Major-General Harold Oswald Neville
Brownfield, C.B.E., M.C., C.D. The Director of Artillery, No. 2517, Colonel
E. G. Brooks presided, the Colonel-Commandant of the Royal Regiment of
Canadian Artillery, No. 1131, Brigadier P. A. S. Todd, speaking on behalf of
Mrs. Brownfield, recalled the highlights of General Brownfieldfs career, Mrs.
Brownfield herself unveiled the brass plaque of commemoration, the Command-
ant, No. 2364, Air Commodore L. J. Birchall, O.B.E., D.F.C., C.D., A.D.C.,
accepted this unique gift to the College. The 25-pounder gun is located on a
grassy area north-east of the Currie Building adjacent to the square.
General Brownfield entered the College in 1913. On the outbreak of war
in 1914 he decided to accept a commission with the RCHA and left the College
in October, 1914. He served in France and Belgium and was decorated for
gallantry in the field. He remained in the Artillery after the war and for a time
was stationed in Kingston.
He attended the Staff College at Camberley, England, for a two-year course,
and immediately afterwards in 1934 was appointed Associate Professor of Tactics
at the College. .
He again went overseas when war broke out in 1939 as Brigade Major
Artillery, 1st Canadian Division. By 1942 he had risen to the rank of Brigadier
in command of the Artillery of the 1st Canadian Army under General A. G. L.
McNaughton, who, incidentally, was present at the ceremony. He held several
senior appointments after the war, and in 1948 was honoured by being named
Honorary Colonel-Commandant, RCA. His death occurred in Brockville, Ont.,
on 8 July, 1958.
Among those present at the ceremony were many fellow artillery officers,
including No. 624, Major-General W. H. P. Elkins, a former Commandant under
whom General Brownfield served as a member of the College staff, No. 980,
Major-General M. H. S. Penhale, No. 1019, Lieut.-General J. C. Murchie, No.
1137, Brigadier D. R. Agnew, the first Commandant after the war, No. 1649,
Major-General the Hon. E. C. Plow, No. 2265, Major-General W. A. B. Ander-
son, Adjutant-General and a recent Commandant, and No. 2297, Major-General
R. P. Rothschild, Quartermaster-General. No. 2424, Brigadier G. H. Spencer,
the immediate past Commandant, was also present as were nine of General
Brownfieldfs class-mates who were celebrating their fiftieth anniversary of entry
to the College. T, F, G,
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