Pangman, George Francis Case

Lieutenant Colonel George Francis Case Pangman, OBE, EDLieutenant Colonel George Francis Case Pangman, OBE, ED was born in Collingwood, Ontario 4 January 1910, son of John Edward Lett Pangman and Violet Case.

He enlisted in the Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada as a rifleman on 15 April 1926 having served for four years in the Harbord Collegiate Cadet Corps.

Service Record

  • 10 Sep 1927 – Promoted Corporal
  • Jun 1923 qualified Sergeant
  • 25 Apr 1929 – Appointed Lieutenant
  • 15 Jul 1936 – Appointed Adjutant 2nd Battalion QOR
  • 15 Dec 1936 – Appointed Acting Adjutant QOR
  • Dec 1937 – Appointed Honorary ADC to the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario
  • 5 Jun 1940 – Mobilized with QOR as second in command D Company and promoted Captain
  • Served in Canada, Newfoundland and England
  • 20 Jul 1941 – Promoted Major and appointed Officer Commanding D Company
  • 10 Mar 1942 – Appointed to Directing Staff, South Eastern Command, Infantry Company Commander’s School, as the Canadian member
  • 15 Sep 1942 – Attended 5th Canadian War Staff Course, Royal Military College, Kingston until 16 Jan 1942
  • 22 Mar 1943 – Appointed Brigade Major, 3rd Canadian Infantry Brigade taking part in the invasion of Sicily and Italy
  • 22 Nov 1943 – Returned to England with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel and appointed AA and Quatermaster General of Canadian Planning Staff, London
  • 20 Mar 1944 – Appointed GSO I (Plans) 1st Canadian Army and remained in this appointment until the end of the war. Served in France, Belgium, Holland and Germany
  • 1944 – Award ED
  • At end of war, appointed GSO I, 3rd Canadian Division
  • 17 Mar 1945 – Awarded the OBE
  • Twice mentioned in despatches (Canada Gazette 10 p1281 9-3-46)
  • 22 Dec 1945 – Made an Officer of the order of the Orange-Nassau (with Swords) by the Dutch Government

Pangman married Jean Murray Dobbie and had two children.

He died 13 Feb 1994 and is buried in Cambridge, Ontario.

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