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Gen Thomas-Louis Tremblay
Birth: May 16, 1886
Chicoutimi
Quebec, Canada
Death: Mar. 28, 1951
Quebec
Quebec, Canada

Canadian military figure. A native of Chicoutimi, (Québec), he studied first with the Christian Brothers before attending the Royal Military College, in Kingston, from 1904 to 1907. In September 1907, he began his career as a civil engineer by working on the Transcontinental Railway. In August 1914, when WWI was declared, he joined the army and was attached to the column of ammunition of the First Division. In 1915, on the Western Front in Europe, he became second in command of the famous French-Canadian 22nd Battalion (-the "Van Doos"). From January 1916 to August 1918, he was given the full command of the 22nd Battalion. From August 1918 to May 1919, he was brigadier-general of the 8th Canadian Infantry Brigade. From 1920 to 1936, he worked as chief engineer and general manager of the harbour of Québec and from 1936 to 1939, he was a member of the National Harbours Board of Canada. In 1925, he served on the Maclean Royal Commission and in 1938 and 1939, he was a member of the commission given the task of studying the construction of the British Columbia- Alaska Highway. In the early weeks on WWII, he was appointed Inspector-General of the army for Eastern Canada, a function he held until 1946. Among his awards: the Distinguished Service Order and the Légion d'Honneur. He was also Honorary Colonel of the Royal 22nd Regiment and of the Voltigeurs de Québec, the two oldest French-Canadian units of the Canadian army. (bio by: Guy Gagnon) 
 
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Belmont Cemetery
Quebec
Capitale-Nationale Region
Quebec, Canada
 
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Originally Created by: Guy Gagnon
Record added: Sep 18, 2008
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