Mervyn Cardoza

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Mervyn Adrian Cardoza
Born1922
British India
DiedNovember 17, 2010
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Allegiance Pakistan
Service/branch Pakistan Army
RankUS-O7 insignia.svg Brigadier
Unit13th Lancers
Commands held5th Armoured Brigade
Director Logistics
Battles/warsIndo-Pakistani War of 1965
AwardsTamgha-e-Khidmat
Relationssons – Chris, Bruce and Geof

Mervyn Adrian Cardoza (1922 – 2010, Toronto) was a one star general in the Pakistan Army. In 1965 Brig. Mervyn Cardoza was awarded the Tamgha-e-Khidmat by President Ayub Khan.[1]

Background and family[edit]

He was first educated at St Patrick's High School, Karachi.[2] Cardoza attended St. George's College, Mussoorie from where he graduated in 1944. He had three sons, Chris, Bruce and Geof. He had nine grandchildren.

Career[edit]

Following graduation, he joined the Army, and at the time of partition opted to serve in the Pakistan Army.[3] He quickly moved up the ranks until retiring at the rank of Brigadier.

Cardoza who was commanding 5 Armoured Brigade until 1970, left to take over the new post of Director Logistics in 1971.[4]

After retiring from the Army he migrated to Canada.

Death[edit]

Cardoza died In Toronto, Canada on November 17, 2010. A Funeral Mass was celebrated on November 20 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, Toronto.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Herald Review Goa O C T O B E R 2 8 , 2 0 1 2
  2. ^ The Old Patricians website accessed April 18, 2012 Archived November 29, 2014, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ Mascarenhas, Oswin (2011). The Origin and Evolution of St Lawrence's Parish, Karachi, Pakistan: The Garden Area with the Settlement of the Christian Community (Kindle Locations 1673–1674). Kindle Edition.
  4. ^ Defence Journal July 1998
  5. ^ Toronto Star November 18, 2010