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Memorial Number: 35059-068
Type: road panel
Address: Crerar Avenue
Reference: From Merivale Road to Fisher Avenue
Ottawa, ON
Surveyor: Richard Turcotte
Photo Credit: Richard Turcotte

Crerar Avenue is dedicated to Henry Duncan Graham "Harry" Crerar CH, CB, DSO, KStJ, CD, PC (April 28, 1888 - April 1, 1965). He was a Canadian general and the country's "leading field commander" in World War II. General Crerar was born in Hamilton and attended the Royal Military College (RMC) of Canada graduation in 1910 He raised to the rank of Lieutenant-colonel in WW I, remained in the Army after the war and was appointed Director of Military Operations & Military Intelligence in 1935 and Commandant of RMC in 1938. He served in WWII, initially as a Brigadier on the General Staff at Canadian Military headquarters in England. In early 1940 he was appointed Vice Chief General Staff in Canada and then later that year he became Chief of the General Staff. He became General Officer commanding 2nd Canadian Division in England in 1941, General Officer Commanding 1st Canadian Corps in England and then Italy in 1942 and General Officer Commanding 1st Canadian Army in 1946. He later occupied diplomatic postings in Czechoslovakia, the Netherlands and Japan.

[road panel/panneau routier]

av. Crerar Ave.