Mervyn Cardoza

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Mervyn Adrian Cardoza
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
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.


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.


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


  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