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Canadian army officer

Henry Duncan Graham Crerar, Canadian army officer. Decorated D.S.C.


Crerar, Henry Duncan Graham was born on April 28, 1888 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Son of Peter Duncan and Marion Elizabeth (Stinson) Crerar.


Educated Royal Military College, Kingston, Ontario. Staff College, Camberley, England. Imperial Defense College, London.


Commissioned Lieutenant Canadian Army, 1910. Served with Field Artillery, Canadian Expeditionary Force, World War I. Became staff officer, artillery Department National Defense, 1920.

General staff officer War Office, London, 1925-1927. Also filled posts as professor tactics, and commandant Royal Military College of Canada, and senior officer Military Headquarters, London. Serving overseas since 1940.

Chief Canadian General Staff, 1940-1941. Appointed to command 2d Division Overseas, December 1941, to command Canadian Corps, with rank of Lieutenant general, April 1942. Commander Canadian Army Overseas since March 1944.


Married Verschoyle Cronin, 1916.

Peter Duncan Crerar

Marion Elizabeth (Stinson) Crerar

Verschoyle Cronin