CEF Soldier Detail

Lieutenant-Colonel Halfdan Fenton Harboe 'Hertz' Hertzberg
Died: December 21, 1959

Regimental Number:
NA
Survived War:
Yes
Force:
Army
Regiment:
Canadian Engineers
Battalion:
3rd CE Brigade
Company:
Headquarters
Place of Birth:
Toronto, Ontario
Country:
Canada
Next of Kin:
Anton Lund Hertzberg, father. 151 Evelyn Aveune, Toronto, Ontario
Address at Enlistment:
Camp Valcartier Quebec
Date of Birth:
September 3, 1884
Trade or Calling:
Civil Engineer
Marital Status:
Single
Prior Military Experience:
Yes
Place of Enlistment:
Valcartier, Quebec
Date of Enlistment:
September 24, 1914
Age at enlistment:
30
Height:
5 Feet 10 Inches
Chest:
30 Inches
Expansion:
3 1/2 Inches
Religion:
Church of England
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Enlisted
Saw service in:
Europe    
Cause of Death:
Survived
Battle Died/Wounded:
Wounded at Ypres, 1915
Date of Death:
December 21, 1959
Age at Death:
75
Buried at:
Plot:
Commemorated:
 
Prisoner of war:
No
Interned:
Gender:
Male
Ethnic Origin:
Caucasian
LAC Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 1Box 4298 - 63
Rank Regiment Unit Company
Lieutenant-Colonel Canadian Engineers 3rd CE Brigade Headquarters
Lieutenant-Colonel Canadian Engineers 1st CE Brigade Headquarters
Lieutenant Canadian Engineers 2nd Field Company
Major Canadian Engineers 2nd Field Company
Captain Canadian Engineers 2nd Field Company

Son of Anton Lund Hertzberg and Helen Eliza Hertzberg (nee McMaster); older brother of Charles Sumner Lund Hertzberg CB, MC, and Olaf Phil Herzberg MC; husband of Dorothy Hope Hertzberg (nee Judah) married March 19, 1919.  His father, Anton Lund Hertzberg, was an engineer for the CPR. HFH Hertsberg was a graduate of St Andrews College in 1904 and a graduate Civil Engineer from the University of Toronto.He was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the 2nd Field Company of Canadian Engineers on 15 Sept 1905 and ended WW1 as a Lieutenant Colonel Engineer.From 21 Nov 1938 until 8 April 1940 he was Quartermaster General.Major General Hertzberg was Commandant of Royal Military College from 1 September 1944 until his Military  retirement in 1945.

Hertzberg insisted on the saluting of Officers, which did not endear him to the soldiers who toiled under his command. They preferred military discipline that saved lives and contributed to the war effort, neither of which were improved by the saluting of officers in the heat of battle.

Major General Halfdan Fenton Harboe Hertzberg  CB CMG DSO MC died 21 Dec 1959 in Victoria British Columbia

Awards and Decorations
Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George
Distinguished Service Order
Mentioned in Despatches & 'A' List
Mentioned in Despatches & 'A' List - 2nd Mention
Military Cross