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Kenneth Stuart
Brigadier Kenneth Stuart in the first Valentine tank built in Canada
Born (1891-09-09)September 9, 1891
Died 3 November 1945(1945-11-03) (aged 54)
Place of birth Trois-Rivières, Quebec
Place of death Ottawa, Ontario
Allegiance Canada
Service/branch Canadian Army
Years of service 1911 - 1945
Rank Lieutenant General
Commands held Chief of the General Staff
First Canadian Army
Awards Companion of the Order of the Bath
Distinguished Service Order
Military Cross

Lieutenant-General Kenneth Stuart (September 9, 1891 – November 3, 1945) CB DSO MC was a Canadian soldier and Chief of the General Staff, the head of the Canadian Army from 24 December 1941 until 27 December 1943.

Military career

Stuart graduated from the Royal Military College of Canada in 1911.[1] He served during World War I with the Royal Canadian Engineers from 1915 to 1918.[1] In 1934 he was appointed instructor at the Royal Military College of Canada.[2] Then in 1938 he was made Director of Military Operations & Intelligence at National Defence Headquarters.[2]

He also served in World War II, initially as Commandant of the Royal Military College of Canada. He was made Deputy Chief General Staff in 1940, Vice Chief General Staff in 1941 and then Chief of the General Staff later that year.[2]

In December 1943 he was appointed Acting General Officer Commanding First Canadian Army in England and then in March 1944 Chief of Staff at Canadian Military Headquarters in England.[2]


Further reading

  • 4237 Dr. Adrian Preston & Peter Dennis (Edited) "Swords and Covenants" Rowman And Littlefield, London. Croom Helm. 1976.
  • H16511 Dr. Richard Arthur Preston "To Serve Canada: A History of the Royal Military College of Canada" 1997 Toronto, University of Toronto Press, 1969.
  • H16511 Dr. Richard Arthur Preston "Canada's RMC - A History of Royal Military College" Second Edition 1982
  • H1877 R. Guy C. Smith (editor) "As You Were! Ex-Cadets Remember". In 2 Volumes. Volume I: 1876-1918. Volume II: 1919-1984. Royal Military College. [Kingston]. The R.M.C. Club of Canada. 1984

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Academic offices
Preceded by
H.F.H. Hertzberg
Commandant of the Royal Military College of Canada
Succeeded by
H.D.G. Crerar
Military offices
Preceded by
H.D.G. Crerar
Chief of the General Staff
Succeeded by
J.C. Murchie

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