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GEN Georges Philias Vanier

GEN Georges Philias Vanier

Birth
Montreal, Montreal Region, Quebec, Canada
Death 5 Mar 1967 (aged 78)
Ottawa, Ottawa Municipality, Ontario, Canada
Burial Quebec, Capitale-Nationale Region, Quebec, Canada
Plot Memorial Chapel
Memorial ID 10921 · View Source
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Canadian Army General, He was a war hero, diplomat and first French-speaking Governor-General. Received the Military Cross and DSO in World War I. Was a founding officer of Quebec's Royal 22nd Regiment (the Vingt-Deux, or "Van-Doos") and later became their commanding officer (1926-28). Represented Canada at the League of Nations. From 1939 served as minister to France; from 1943 he was minister to all Allied governments in exile in London. Ambassador to France (1944-1953). Highly respected and admired. Governor-General of Canada (1959-1967). Died in office.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 12 Jul 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10921
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for GEN Georges Philias Vanier (23 Apr 1888–5 Mar 1967), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10921, citing Chapelle Commémorative de la Citadelle, Quebec, Capitale-Nationale Region, Quebec, Canada ; Maintained by Find A Grave .