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Charles Sumner Lund Hertzberg

In memory of:

Major General Charles Sumner Lund Hertzberg

January 10, 1944
Delhi, India

Military Service


Age:

57

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Army General List

Citation(s):

Companion of the Order of Bath ' On mobilization this officer was appointed C.R.E. 1 Canadian Division and proceeded overseas with his unit in the fall of 1939. He was appointed Chief Engineer 7 Corps on formation, subsequently became Chief Engineer 1 Canadian Corps and, in April 1942, Chief Engineer First Canadian Army, which post he at present holds. Throughout he has been the Senior Engineer Officer in the United Kingdom and personally responsible for the organization, administration and development of the Royal Canadian Engineers overseas. In the performance of his duties he has displayed initiative, organizing ability and leadership of a high order and the satisfactory state of organization, training and discipline of the Corps of Royal Canadian Engineers overseas is primarily due to this officer's energy, skill and efficiency. His work is deserving of the highest commendation and his zeal and devotion to duty have proved an inspiration and example to those serving under him.'

Honours and Awards:

Military Cross

Volunteer Officers Decoration

Companion of the Bath

Additional Information


Born:

June 12, 1886
Toronto, Ontario

Enlistment:

October 20, 1939

Son of Anton Lund Hertzberg and Helen Eliza Hertzberg, of Toronto, Ontario. Husband of Jessie Alexander Hertzberg, of Toronto, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 334 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

1. A. 15.

Location:

DELHI WAR CEMETERY is about 11 kilometres from New Delhi, on the eastern outskirts of Delhi Cantonment and occupies a flat rectangular site adjoining the existing Cantonment Cemetery. It has an imposing entrance of Grey Dholpur Stone, within which is one part of the Dual Memorial to 25,000 men of the Army and Air Force of Undivided India who died during the 1939-45 War while on service in non-operational zones. When visiting the DELHI WAR CEMETERY from New Delhi proceed to Delhi Cantonment via Sardar Patel Road to Dhaula Kuan roundabout, then continue along the ring road to Brar Square, over the level crossing, then continue for 1 kilometre along Cemetery Road, the cemetery is on the right hand side. The first Commonwealth War Graves Commission direction sign is on the Dhaula Kuan roundabout and the second on Brar Square just before the railway crossing.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of Charles Sumner Lund Hertzberg– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Attestation paper– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Document– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Document– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Biography– Entry from Torontonensis, University of Toronto's yearbook, 1905, describes Hertzberg's interests and activities. Hertzberg graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Applied Science (Mining Engineering).
  • Biography– Entry for Hertzberg summarizing his service during the First World War. From: University of Toronto Roll of Service 1914-1918, published by University of Toronto Press, 1921.
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Telegram January 1917. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Telegram January 1917. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Telegram February 1917. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Telegram August 1918. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of Charles Sumner Lund Hertzberg– Major General C.S.L. Hertzberg attended St Andrew's College, Aurora from 1899-1901.
  • Photo of Charles Hertzberg– World War I Photo of Charles Hertzberg
From: The Varsity Magazine Supplement published by The Students Administrative Council, University of Toronto 1916.  
Submitted for the Soldiers' Tower Committee, University of Toronto, by Operation Picture Me.
  • Newspaper clipping– Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me

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