Date Published: [ND]
Major-General Pierre Edouard Leclerc signatures plus black & white photo.
Signed both sides 3-1/2 x 2 inches white card plus 4-1/2 x 6-1/2 inch B&W photo.
Pierre Edouard Leclerc, CBE, MM, ED served in WWI with the engineers and the infantry, winning the Military Medal for bravery and a battlefield commission. Between the wars, he rose to command Le Regiment de Joliette, and eventurally an entire Militia Brigade. As one of a very few francophones who had completed the Militia Staff Course, he was selected as brigadier of what was intended to be an all-Quebec brigade. He was a popular divisional commander but had to be sent home in 1941 for health reasons. He later was promoted to Major General and command of the 7th Canadian Division, becoming the first francophone general to command a division in the Canadian Army.
Major-General Pierre Edouard LECLERC 1940 - 1941
Commanding Officer 5th Canadian Brigade, England 1941 - 1942
Commanding Officer 15th Canadian Brigade 1942 - 1943
General Officer Commanding 7th Canadian Division 1943 - 1945
General Officer Commanding Combined Newfoundland and Canadian Military Forces in Newfoundland 1945 Retired
Fine. Item #2768