William Anderson (Canadian Army officer)
|Born||7 May 1915
|Died||17 February 2000
|Service/branch||Canadian Army/Canadian Forces|
|Commands held||Commander, Mobile Command|
|Awards||Officer of the Order of the British Empire
Canadian Forces Decoration
He served in the Second World War with the Royal Canadian Artillery becoming Personal Assistant to General Harry Crerar in 1942, Commanding Officer of 15 Field Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery in 1943 and a General Staff Officer with Canadian Forces in North West Europe in 1944.
After the war he was made Director of Military Intelligence. He was appointed Commander of Western Ontario Area in 1952 and of 1st Canadian Infantry Brigade in Germany in 1953. He went on to be Vice Adjutant-General in 1957, Deputy Chief of the General Staff in 1959 and Commandant of the Royal Military College of Canada in 1960. He was made Adjutant-General in 1962 and Deputy Chief of Reserves in 1965. He was appointed Commander, Mobile Command in 1966. He retired in 1969.
Pipe Major William Stirling composed the 'Lieutenant General W.A.B. Anderson' 2/4 march in honour of 2265 BGen William Anderson (RMC 1932), who served as Commandant of RMC in 1960.
|Commander, Mobile Command