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