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Todd, Percy Arthur Stanley

Date of birth:
1898
Date of death:
1996
Nationality:
Canadian (1931-present, Constitutional Monarchy)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Lieutenant-Colonel
Unit:
4th Field Regiment R.C.A., Divisional Troops, 2nd Canadian Infantry Division, British Army
Awarded on:
January 1st, 1943
This Officer is a graduate of RMC, Kingston, Canada, who served in World War 1 in Egypt and Palestine from 1916 to 1919. He has had continual service in the NPAM in Canada from 1919 to 1939. Enlisted at the outbreak of war 1939, and has served continually with the 2 Canadian Division Artillery since enlistment in the CASF. He is presently in command of the 4 Canadian Field Regiment.
This officer has been the outstanding gunner officer of the 2 Divisional Artillery since itís organization. As a Battery Commander he was keen, original and enthusiastic. As a Bde Major he showed great organizing ability and tactical knowledge. Since taking over Comd 4 Canadian Field Regiment he has consistently led the Divisional Artillery in all branches and activities. He has made himself most efficient in technical gunnery. His outstanding ability as a staff officer, and commanding officer, and his great devotion to duty make him an incaluable officer.
Canada Gazette Extra Issue No. 1, Vol. 77 dated 1 January 1943.
London Gazette No. 35842 dated 1 January 1943.
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Temporary Brigadier
Unit:
Headquarters, 3rd Canadian Division, British Army
Awarded on:
December 23rd, 1944
Distinguished Service Order (DSO)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Brigadier
Unit:
Headquarters, II Canadian Corps, First Canadian Army, British Army
Awarded on:
December 22nd, 1945
"Throughout the operations which led to the liberation of the Netherlands, Brigadier Todd carried out his duties as Commander Royal Artillery 3 Canadian Infantry Division and latterly as Corps Commander Royal Artillery 2 Canadian Corps with outstanding ability and efficiency. His sound planning and aggressive direction of the units under his control provided the maximum of artillery support during all offensives and was major contribution to the success of operations."
Royal Decree no. 2 of 8 December, 1945.
Candadian Gazette of 22 December, 1945.
Commandeur in de Orde van Oranje Nassau (ON.3)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Brigadier
Unit:
Headquarters, II Canadian Corps, First Canadian Army, British Army
Awarded on:
October 11th, 1945
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)
Rank:
Brigadier
Awarded on:
June 24th, 1949
Officer ot the Venerable Order of Saint John (OStJ)

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