RMC Alumni

Biography

12

Oct

2016 Inductee – 7771 Honorary Colonel James William Leech, CM

7771 Honorary Colonel James William Leech, CM

 1947 -

After school in Kingston, Ottawa, Camp Petawawa and Edmonton, Jim Leech attended Royal Roads and RMC, graduating in 1968 with a BSc (Hons. Math & Physics).  He was CWC in second …

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12

Oct

2016 Inductee – 1596 Lieutenant-General Guy Granville Simonds, CC, CB,CBE, DSO, CD

1596 Lieutenant-General Guy Granville Simonds, CC, CB,CBE, DSO, CD

1903 –1974

Born in England in 1903, Guy Simonds immigrated with his family to Victoria, BC, in 1912.  He attended Ashbury College in Ottawa before entering RMC in 1921 when his …

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12

Oct

2016 Inductee – H15200 Colonel honoraire, l’honorable Joseph Gilles Lamontagne CP, OC, CQ, CD

H15200 Honorary Colonel the Honorable Joseph Gilles Lamontagne, CP, OC, CQ, CD

 1919 - 2016

 Gilles Lamontagne, the youngest of five children, was born in Montréal in 1919. He attended Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf and l’École des hautes études commerciales in …

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10

Nov

2015 Inductee – H8829 Colonel, the Honorable George Francis Gillman Stanley, CC, CD, DPhil, FRSC, FRHSC (Hon)

 

H8829 Colonel, the Honorable George Francis Gillman Stanley, CC, CD, DPhil, FRSC, FRHSC (Hon)

 1907 – 2002

George Stanley was born in Calgary. After graduating from the University of Alberta with a BA, he became the 1929 Rhodes Scholar …

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10

Nov

2015 Inductee – H2951 General Ramsey Muir Withers, CMM, CD, D Eng, D Mil Sc, P Eng

 

 

H2951 General Ramsey Muir Withers, CMM, CD, D Eng, D Mil Sc, P Eng

1930 – 2014

Ramsey Withers was born in Scarborough, Ont., and entered Royal Roads in 1948 as one of the "First 86" cadets …

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8

Sep

2015 Inductee – H7860 Lieutenant-General, the Honourable Roméo Antonius Dallaire, OC, CMM, GOQ, MSC, CD

1946-

A second generation Canadian soldier, Roméo was born in the Netherlands to Staff Sergeant  Roméo Dallaire and Catherine Vermaesen. He spent his childhood in Montreal, entered CMR de Saint-Jean in 1964, graduated from RMC in 1969 with a BSc …

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5

Aug

H25917 Major WJ Danny McLeod, MC,CD

1921-2014

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Danny McLeod has been a teacher his entire life; although not in the traditional sense of the word. He did not teach in the classroom, he taught everywhere else.

Growing up on a small farm on the outskirts of …

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31

Jul

13 Major-General Aylesworth Bowen Perry, CMG, ADC

1860 - 1956

Distinguished graduate of the first class of RMC, and member of the Old Eighteen, Aylesworth Bowen Perry gained recognition early, winning the Governor General’s Gold and Silver Medals, and graduating at the top of his class in …

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31

Jul

101 Major John Laing Weller

1862 -1932

Born in Cobourg, Ont., John Laing Weller enrolled at RMC in February 1880, with 33 others, graduating fourth overall in 1883, and receiving a First Class Certificate in Engineering.

Excelling in sports at College and later during his …

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31

Jul

1032 Lieutenant-General Eedson Louis Millard “Tommy” Burns, CC, DSO, OBE, MC, CD

1897 -1985

 

A Canadian Army Lieutenant-General and diplomat, Eedson Burns left RMC in 1914, after only one year, and was commissioned at eighteen in the Royal Canadian Engineers (RCE). "Tommy" fought in WWI on the Western Front with the …

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