The Generals of WWII

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Portrait of Major-General James Desmond Blaise Smith

Smith, James Desmond Blaise


* 1st of October 1911

† 1991


1942-02-13 1942-06-28 Commanding Officer 1st Armoured Car Regiment
1942-06-29 1943-05-05 General Staff Officer 1 5th Canadian Armoured Division [England]
1943-05-06 1944-02-22 Commanding Officer 4th Canadian Armoured Brigade [England]
1944-02-23 1944-06-06 Commanding Officer 5th Canadian Armoured Brigade [Italy]
1944-06-07 1944-11-11 Brigadier General Staff I Canadian Corps
1944-11-12 1944-12-05 Acting General Officer Commanding 1st Canadian Division
1944-12-09 1945-06-02 Commanding Officer 1st Canadian Brigade
Commandant of Royal Military College Kingston
Chairman of the Canadian Joint Staff in London
1958-XX-XX 1962-XX-XX Adjutant-General, National Defence Headquarters
1962-XX-XX Retired
Picture source: Courtesy of Clive M. Law