Royal Military College of Canada - Review Yearbook (Kingston, Ontario Canada)

 - Class of 1965

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which he was the president for many years. He was also a member of the Ottawa Transportation Commission, and was a past president and director of the Gatineau Fish and Game Club. He became a life member of the R,M.C, Club of Canada in 1952 and was a regular member of the Ottawa Branch. His remains were buried in Beechwood Cemetery, Ottawa, Ont, NO. 835, BRIGADIER RONALD DOUGLAS SUTHERLAND, M.C., E.D. Brig. R.D, Sutherland came to R.M.C. from Ottawa in 1910 and graduated in 1912, He was captain of the First Hockey Team in his final year and was a first class gymnast. He obtained his degree in science from McGill in 1914, He accepted a commission in the Canadian Field Artillery on graduation from R.M,C. On the outbreak of war he joined the 24th Battalion KVRCJ in 1914 and was in France with this unit in 1915. He was appointed in 1916 the ADC to the GOC, Shorncliffe and, later, in 1917 was made a GSO3 to the 5th Canadian Division. He was Staff Captain and Brigtaldle Major with the 4th Canadian Engineer Brigade in 1918. After his return to Canada he was employed by the new Welland Ship Canal authorities as an assistant engineer. At one time or another he was an executive offic er with the Electronics Limited, Canadian Westinghouse and Rogers Majestic Limited, In 1940 he was sent to Atlantic Command HQ as AA Sz QMG, with the rank of Lt.-Col. In 1942 he was promoted to the rank of Brigadier and appointed Deputy Adjutant-General. He subsequently became chairman, 1942 to 1945, of the officer survey and classification board. He returned to his civilian employment in 1945, Brig, Sutherland died in Toronto in April, 1965, at the age of seventy-four. REAR ADMIRAL WALTER HOSE The first naval honorary graduate from R.M.C., Rear Admiral Walter Hose, died in Windsor, Ont., on 22 June, 1965. The Senate of the College wished to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the establishment of the Royal Canadian Navy by the awarding of the honorary degree of Doctor of Military Science on a dis- tinguished Canadian sailor, No better choice could have been made than Admiral Hose, regarded as the father of Canada's naval reserve, He was accorded full military burial honours, The gun carriage which bore his remains was pulled by 100 naval ratings. Honorary pallbearers included Vice Admiral Ken Dyer, the present chief of Armed Forces Personnel and the senior serving Canadian naval officer, Vice Admiral H.S. Rayneir, former Chief of the Naval Staff, and No. 2210, Rear Admiral J.B. Caldwell. NO. 845, ANDREW PATON HOLT Major Andrew Holt died from a heart attack in London, England, on 12 September, 1964. He was one of the three sons of Sir Herbert Holt. A younger brotherNVR,G,Holt, also an ex-cadet, died several yearfs ago Andrew Holt attended RMC from 1909 to 1913 and on graduation entered the business world. On the outbreak of War in 1914 he joined the 14th Battalion and served throughout the war in various staff appointments. He had a rare business acumen and was one of the wealthiest men in Canada. His financial interests were in banking, films, electrical power, newspapers,hotels, chemicals and other fields in both Canada and England. He served in several of the British Ministries as an adviser. He was a life member of the RMC Club. NO, 858, CAPTAIN HENRY CHICELE LEFROY, M.C. Captain Lefroy died in Southern Pines, North Carolina,on 2 March, 1965. He was born in Toronto in 1890, the son of Prof. Lefroy and grandson of Sir John Henry Lefroy who played a leading part in early ex- ploration in Canada. He entered RMC in 1909 and graduated in 1913, He served throughout the First World War, first with the Eaton Machine Gun Battery, CEF, and then, from 1915 to 1919, with the RFA. He resigned his commission in 1919 because of ill health. He was a structural engineer by profession and for many years was with the City Architect's Department, Toronto, Ont. He was buried in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto, on 5 March, 1965, 168

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NO, 672, COLONEL FRANCIS GIBSON MALLOCH, O.B.E., M.C., V.D. Colonel F.G. Malloch, a life member of the Club for nearly sixty years, died in Hamilton on 14 March, 1965, He entered RMC in 1904 and graduated in 1907, He went to McGill for his engineering degree, and then joined Mills, Spence and Co., bond dealers, of Toronto. He joined the CEF and left Canada with the 2nd Canadian Division Signal Company in 1915, with the rank of Captain. He served in France from 1915 to 1919, and commanded the 2nd Signal Battalion at the end of the War. In World War II he commanded the Royal Canadian Signals at Barriefield from 1940 to 1945. NO. 686, LIEUTENANT-COLONEL JOHN GORDON GIBSON, M.C. Lt.-Col. J.G. Gibson was the son of No. 19, Major J.G. Gibson. He entered RMC in 1904 and graduated in 1907, holding the rank of sergeant. He was commissioned in the Indian Army in 1907, He saw action on the North-West Frontier and later in Mesopotamia. He was twice mentioned in despatches. He rose to the rank of Lt.-Col. with the 20th Lancers, On his retirement he returned to Cowansville, Que, He died there on 2 May, 1965, and was interred at Dunham, Quebec. NO. 708, BRIGADIER ARTHUR VICTOR TREMAINE, C.B.E., C.D. Victor Tremaine was a career soldier who served with distinction in two World Wars, and between the wars was an effective military instructor and administrator. He died in Ottawa on 6 March, 1965, at the age of seventy-eight. He graduated from RMC in 1908 and held the rank of sergeant in his final year. He was com- missioned on graduation in the RCA, He went overseas in 1914 and was in France in 1915-16, He was given a staff appointment in 1916 in England, As a Major in 1920 he was appointed Gunnery Instructor at Halifax. He returned to RMC as professor of Artillery in 1922. From 1926 to 1939 he held various staff appointments in Eastern Canada. On the outbreak of War in 1939 he was appointed Fortress Commander at Esquimalt and in 1940 was named officer administering the RCA with Headquarters at Kingston. In 1942 he was sent as Com- mandant to the Petawawa Military Camp, and in 1943 was appointed Chairman of Officer Selection Board. He retired in 1945. His experience brought about a final appointment in 1949 as the Canadian Military Advisor on the U.N. Kashmir Commission. NO. 731, MAJOR STANLEY DAVIDSON PARKER Major Dave Parker, for several years the mainstay of the United Kingdom Branch of the RMC Club as its Secretary-Treasurer, died in London on 8 August, 1964, He was in his seventy-sixth year. He graduated from RMC in 1909 and held the rank of C.S.M. in his final year, He obtained his engineering degree from McGill in 1914. He served throughout the First World War in the Engineers. He was wounded at Festubert. For a time he was the Chief Instructor of the Engineering Training Depot at St-Jean, Que. On demobilization in 1919 he went to England and organized and operatedanumber of agencies. He was the managing director for the United Kingdom of the Remington Rand Company at the time of his death. He was a former President of the Canadian Club of London, England. His brother, No. 911, Capt. H.S. Parker, resides in Kingston, NO. 749, GENERAL HENRY DUNCAN GRAHAM CRERAR, P,c., c.H., c,B,, D,s.o., C.D., D.Sc.Mil., LL.D,, D.C.L, The biography of General Crerar will be found elsewhere in this section. NO. 833, CHARLES HILLAND BARNET GAR LAND, M.C. The death of Charles Garland occurred in Ottawa, the city of his birth, on 16 August, 1965, at the age of 72 years. He entered R.M.C. in 1909 and graduated in 1913. He held the rank of sergeant in his final year, He was commissioned in the C.F.A. in 1914, served in France until 1918, and was awarded the Military Cross for his bravery in the field. Shortly after his return from overseas Charles Garland founded the Red Line Taxis Limited in 1923, of 167 1 I I I 1 I I v 5 l I Y 1 1 l V I I 1

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NO. 913, COLONEL CHARLES BEVERLEY ROBINSON MaCDONALD Few men have had as interesting an engineering career as Bev Macdonald. As a member of the firm of Macdonald, Gebbs Sz Co. fEngrs.J, Ltd., of England, of which his uncle, No. 124, LtrCol A.C. Macdonald, D.S.O., was President, he worked on lock construction in Belgium, railway construction on the Argentine transandean railway, projects in the British West Indies and the Gold Coast where he was Engineer Adviser to the President Minister, and in other parts of the world. He entered RMC in 1911 and graduated with honours in June, 1914. He held the rank of BSM and won the Sword of Honour, His left sleeve was well decorated with crossed spurs, swords, clubs, and other insignia of merit. On graduation he entered the government hydrographic survey service and went to Hudson Bay. On the outbreak of war he immediately went to England and was commissioned in the R.E. He was in France at the Ypres Salient in June 1915 and in December was in Salonica. He was seconded to the R.F.C. in 1917 and pro- ceeded to Egypt and Palestine, He resigned from the Service in 1919 to resume his engineering career. He was mentioned in despatches. On his retirement a few years ago he returned to Kingston. He died on 2 July, 1964. His ashes were sent to England for interment. He was a brother of No. 1478, Lt.-Col. D.C. QShortyD MacDonald, D.S.O., of Kelowna, B.C. NO. 916, JAMES KERR CRONYN James K. Cronyn entered RMC in 1911 from Ridley where he had earned laurels as an outstanding ath- lete, He was made a lance corporal in 1912 and a sergeant in 1913. He won the Kingsmill Bugle in 1911 and 1912, emblematic of the individual track and field championship, and the Ontario Cup for marksmanship in 1913. His sleeve carried badges for gymnastics, rifle shooting and artillery. He was commissioned in the Royal Grenadiers in July 1914, and on the outbreak of War joined the 3rd Battalion, C.E,F,, and went over- seas. He was wounded in France in April, 1915, and returned to England to the 23rd Reserve Battalion in July, 1915. He was promoted to the rank of Captain in August and appointed ADC to Personal Staff. In 1918 he was transferred to the 1st Tank Battalion. On his return to Canada in 1919 he entered the brokerage business in Toronto, and for many years was an insurance broker with the firm of Armour, Bell, Boswell and Cronyn. He died in Toronto on 19 May, 1965, in his seventy-third year. He was the Father of No. 2749, James B. Cronyn, the First Vice-President of the RMC Club of Canada. NO. 977, MAJOR JAMES PARR CLINTON ATWOOD, M.C. Major J.P.C. Atwood entered RMC in 1912 and left in 1914. He was commissioned with the LSH fRCJ in 1915, served in France, was wounded in April, 1918. On demobilization he joined the Atlantic Insurance Company, Grand Forks, B.C. He turned to farming in 1920 and in 1929 entered the Forest Ranger Service. For eight years he was a Game Warden, On the outbreak of the Second World War he rejoined the Service and was attached to the 14th Army Tank Battalion. He served until 1942. He then became the Assistant Logging Super- intendent of the Kamloops Lumber Co., Ltd, He died in West Summerland, B.C., on 12 March, 1964, NO. 988, THE REVEREND GEOFFREY HOLMES, M.C. Geoff Holmes passed away suddenly at his home in Woking, Surrey, England, on Thursday, 7 May, 1964. He came to RMC from St. Alban's School, Brockville, in 1913 by passing fourth out of some 130 who tried the special RMC examination, the medium of entry in those days, In his recruit year he played on the Second Football Team and the First Hockey Team. The following year, after the outbreak of War, he accepted a com- mission in the RFA. He served in France with the 37th and 4th Divisions, was wounded at the Battle of Arras in 1917 and was awarded the Military Cross. Subsequently, he served in North Russia, South Ireland and in Africa, where he was attached in 1921 to the Gold Coast Regiment. During his service in the U.K. he teamed up with two other ex-cadets, No. 865, "Bos" Carruthers and No. 1001, E.D. Carruthers, and some other Canadians on the ice hockey team which represented England in the 1924 Olympics at Chamonix. They were 169

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