The Generals of WWII

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Portrait of Major-General Bertram Meryl Hoffmeister

Hoffmeister, Bertram Meryl


* 15th of May 1907

† 4th of December 1999


1942-10-11 Lieutenant-Colonel
1943-09-29 Acting Brigadier
1943-11-01 Temporary Brigadier
1944-03-20 Major-General


1942-10-01 1943-11-01 Commanding Officer Seaforth Highlanders of Canada, Sicily
1943-11-01 1944-03-19 Commanding Officer 2nd Canadian Brigade [Italy]
1944-03-20 1945-06-06 General Officer Commanding 5th Canadian Armoured Division [Italy]-North-West Europe
1945-06-06 1945-09-01 General Officer Commanding Canadian Pacific Force
1945-09-01 Retired
Picture source: Courtesy of Clive M. Law