Great Gunners

General, Sir AW Currie GCMG, KCB (1875 – 1933)

Arthur Currie was born on 5 December 1875 near Strathroy, Ontario, and he moved to Victoria at age eighteen. He secured a position as a school teacher, later working in insurance and real estate. He joined the local Militia, serving first in artillery and then in infantry. An energetic officer, he quickly rose in rank more »

LGen, The Honourable Roméo A. Dallaire OC, CMM, MSC, CD (Ret’d), BSc (1946- )

Date of Birth: June 25, 1946 Lieutenant-General Roméo A. Dallaire was born in Denekamp, Holland and enrolled in the Canadian Army in 1964 after four years in the Cadets and the Reserves Force. He attended Collège militaire royal de Saint-Jean, Québec, and graduated with a Bachelor of Sciences from Royal Military College in Kingston, Ontario. more »

Col, The Right Honourable RGB Dickson PC, CC, KStJ, CD (1916-1998)

Robert George Brian Dickson was born in Weyburn, Saskatchewan on 25 May 1916 of Irish parents. His father was a banker and his mother had taught school before moving to the Prairies. The studious elder of two boys, Dickson joined Scouts where he enjoyed the mock courts at camp. After matriculating in Regina he entered more »

Col, The Honourable GA Drew VD,CD (1894-1974)

Named for his grandfather, a member of Sir John A. MacDonald’s Confederation Cabinet, George Alexander Drew was born at Guelph, Ontario, on 7 May 1894. His father was a prominent lawyer and president of the South Wellington Conservative Association. Both his father and grandfather were active in the local militia so young George was raised more »

MGen CW Drury CB (1856-1913)

Often referred to as the “Father of Modern Artillery in Canada”, Charles William Drury maintained the interests of Canadian Gunners foremost throughout his life. Commissioned in January 1874at eighteen years of age in the New Brunswick Garrison Artillery Brigade at Saint John, hi aptitude for technical field artillery work and his ability to put this more »
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