CEF Soldier Detail

Major Georges Philias Vanier
Died: March 5, 1967

Regimental Number:
NA
Survived War:
Yes
Force:
Army
Regiment:
Canadian Infantry
Battalion:
22nd Battalion
Company:
Place of Birth:
Montreal, Quebec
Country:
Canada
Next of Kin:
Philias Vanier, Father, 861 Dorchester St. West, Montreal, Quebec
Address at Enlistment:
Fort Saint Jean Quebec ( St Johns)
Date of Birth:
April 23, 1888
Trade or Calling:
Lawyer
Marital Status:
Single
Prior Military Experience:
Yes
Place of Enlistment:
Saint-Jean, Quebec
Date of Enlistment:
November 10, 1914
Age at enlistment:
26
Height:
6 Feet Inches
Chest:
37 Inches
Expansion:
6 Inches
Religion:
Roman Catholic
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Enlisted
Saw service in:
Europe    
Cause of Death:
Survived
Battle Died/Wounded:
Leg Injury
Date of Death:
March 5, 1967
Age at Death:
79
Buried at:
La Citadelle Quebec
Plot:
Commemorated:
 
Prisoner of war:
No
Interned:
Gender:
Male
Ethnic Origin:
Caucasian
LAC Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 1Box 1Box 1Box 9905-46
Rank Regiment Unit Company
Major Canadian Infantry 22nd Battalion
Lieutenant Canadian Infantry 22nd Battalion
Captain Canadian Infantry 22nd Battalion

Became Governor General of Canada in 1958, the first French Canadian to hold that post. Died in office on March 5, 1967. Lost right leg due to wounds received in battle, 1918, at Cherisy, France. Appointed aide-de-camp to Governor General Lord Byng in 1921. Took over command of the Royal 22nd Regiment in 1925. In 1928 began his long diplomatic career. Became Canada's first Ambassador to France in 1944 where he served until his retirement in 1953. He established the Vanier Cup, representative of Canadian University Football supremacy in 1965. Served prewar with the 80th Nicolet Regiment, Canadian Militia.

General The Right Honourable Georges -Phileas Vanier PC DSO KStJ MC CD (23 April 1888- 5 March 1967)(Member of Privy Council 01/02/1964 and promoted Full General 01/12/1964) was a Canadian Soldier and Diplomat who served as the 19th Governor General of Canada since Confederation. Following a State funeral at the Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica on 8 March 1967 General Vanier was buried in La Citadelle s commemorative chapel on 5 May 1967.La Citadelle is the Quebec City home of the Royal 22nd Regiment.

 

Awards and Decorations
Distinguished Service Order
Military Cross
Military Cross First Bar