Lieutenant Colonel Charles H. Lithgow, CD attended Upper Canada College from 1932 to 1934.
He was commissioned from Royal Military College in June, 1940, and proceeded overseas in October, 194. He joined the Royal Canadian Regiment in April, 1942, and saw continuous service with the battalion from then until December, 1943, when he was seriously wounded in the attack on Dundee Cross-roads. He was Signal Officer, later commanded “B” and “D” Coy’s until wounded, and then returned to the U.K. as an instructor.
December 1950 he became Second in Command of 2nd Battalion, Royal Canadian Regiment.
He commanded the 1st Battalion (Regular Force) from October 3, 1957 to August, 1961 following Lieutenant Colonel C. P. McPherson CD and handed over to fellow Upper Canada College old boy Lieutenant Colonel H.C.F. Elliot CD.