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Lieutenant-Colonel Charles Vincent Massey

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PERSONAL INFORMATION

Date of birth: 1887-02-20
Place of birth: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Next of kin: Mrs. C.V. Massey 71 Queen’s Park, Toronto, Ontario
Marital status: married
Occupation (attested): Dean of Victoria College
Occupation (normalized): General Manager
Address: Toronto, Ontario
Religion: Methodist
Date of death: 1967-12-30

MILITARY INFORMATION

Regimental number: NA
Rank detail

Lieutenant-Colonel, Canadian Infantry, Canadian Infantry (Army). 1917-03-31 to 1918-02-01.

Note: Director of Musketry at Camp Borden for Militia District 2

Degree of service: Canada
Survived war: yes

RESEARCH INFORMATION

LAC ID: 137254
Attestation record(s): image 1, image 2
Service file: B6018-S076
Uploader's Notes: His Attestation Papers contain very little information and are over-written at the top as "Officers Declaration Paper".Please click on the 6018-76 PDF file to the right for more info about his CEF Service Charles Vincent Massey became a future Governor General of Canada and older brother of Raymond Hart Massey was a CEF veteran as a Gunner and a Television actor. C.V. Massey became Canada's first native born Governor General and served as G.G. from 28 February 1952 to 15 September 1959. C. Vincent Massey attended St Andrews College from 1902 where he became the first Cadet Commanding Officer of the newly formed #142 Highland Cadet Corps in his final year 1906. The following year in 1907 Charles Vincent Massey joined the Queens Own Rifles of Canada. After C. Vincent Massey joined the Queens Own Rifles of Canada in 1907 he was soon commissioned an Officer and in August of 1910 went with the QOR to Aldershot England as a Lt in G Company.In May of 1915 Vincent Massey was a Captain in the Canadian Officers Training Corps at his Toronto University( graduated from U of T in 1910) in Militia District 2 while he was a History teacher at the University of Toronto .On 21st July 1915 he was transferred to the CEF Canadian Officer Training Corps Divisional Staff.By March of 1917 Major Massey was on the Instructional Staff of the COTC at the University of Toronto.Later in 1917 Vincent Massey was stationed at Camp Borden as the Director of Musketry Training for Militia District No 2 with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.On 1 Feb 1918 LCOL Massey was transferred to Ottawa as part of the War Committee Cabinet until 31 Dec 1918 and he was discharged from the CEF on 1 March 1920 as a Lt Col. After WW1 Vincent Massey ran the Massey-Harris firm until 1925. After a brief term as a Mackenzie King Cabinet Minister C V Massey was Canada s first Minister to the United states from 1926-1930. From 1932-35 CV Massey headed the National Liberal Federation. In 1936 Vincent Massey went to England as Canadian High Commissioner and from 1943 to 1945 as a trustee of the British Tate and National Gallery in London England. He was also President of the Massey-Harris Company (1921-25) which was the family's business. Charles Vincent Massey died in London, England on 30 December 1967. A state funeral was held on 3 January 1968 at the Christ Church Cathedral in Ottawa and The Right Honourable Lieutenant Colonel Charles Vincent Massey, PC,CH, CC,CD,FRSC(Hon) was buried in St Mark s Anglican Cemetery beside his wife Alice and son Lionel in Port Hope Ontario.
Uploader's Research notes: His Attestation Papers contain very little information and are over-written at the top as "Officers Declaration Paper".Please click on the 6018-76 PDF file to the right for more info about his CEF Service Charles Vincent Massey became a future Governor General of Canada and older brother of Raymond Hart Massey was a CEF veteran as a Gunner and a Television actor. C.V. Massey became Canada's first native born Governor General and served as G.G. from 28 February 1952 to 15 September 1959. C. Vincent Massey attended St Andrews College from 1902 where he became the first Cadet Commanding Officer of the newly formed #142 Highland Cadet Corps in his final year 1906. The following year in 1907 Charles Vincent Massey joined the Queens Own Rifles of Canada. After C. Vincent Massey joined the Queens Own Rifles of Canada in 1907 he was soon commissioned an Officer and in August of 1910 went with the QOR to Aldershot England as a Lt in G Company.In May of 1915 Vincent Massey was a Captain in the Canadian Officers Training Corps at his Toronto University( graduated from U of T in 1910) in Militia District 2 while he was a History teacher at the University of Toronto .On 21st July 1915 he was transferred to the CEF Canadian Officer Training Corps Divisional Staff.By March of 1917 Major Massey was on the Instructional Staff of the COTC at the University of Toronto.Later in 1917 Vincent Massey was stationed at Camp Borden as the Director of Musketry Training for Militia District No 2 with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.On 1 Feb 1918 LCOL Massey was transferred to Ottawa as part of the War Committee Cabinet until 31 Dec 1918 and he was discharged from the CEF on 1 March 1920 as a Lt Col. After WW1 Vincent Massey ran the Massey-Harris firm until 1925. After a brief term as a Mackenzie King Cabinet Minister C V Massey was Canada s first Minister to the United states from 1926-1930. From 1932-35 CV Massey headed the National Liberal Federation. In 1936 Vincent Massey went to England as Canadian High Commissioner and from 1943 to 1945 as a trustee of the British Tate and National Gallery in London England. He was also President of the Massey-Harris Company (1921-25) which was the family's business. Charles Vincent Massey died in London, England on 30 December 1967. A state funeral was held on 3 January 1968 at the Christ Church Cathedral in Ottawa and The Right Honourable Lieutenant Colonel Charles Vincent Massey, PC,CH, CC,CD,FRSC(Hon) was buried in St Mark s Anglican Cemetery beside his wife Alice and son Lionel in Port Hope Ontario.

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Date added: 2005-04-14
Last modified: 2017-06-09