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. His older brother John Edward Case Pangman also served with The Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada.

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 1928 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 Quartermaster 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 – Awarded 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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