Brigadier John Edward Case Pangman, DSO, ED, CD was born 12 June 1908 in Toronto, son of John Edward Lett Pangman and Violet Case. He also had a younger brother George Francis Case Pangman who also served with The Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada, as did his uncle, Charles W. Pangman.
John joined the non-permanent active militia with The Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada prior to the Second World war (as early as 1928 for sure.) He joined the active service force in June 1940 with the rank of Major.
During the war Pangman served as second-in-command of The Queen’s Own Rifles and later commanded the Carleton and York Regiment in Sicily and Italy, and the Essex Scottish Regiment in Northwest Europe.
After the war he continued with the Regular Army, serving as director of staff duties at army headquarters, director of the National Defence College in Kingston, and deputy chief of the general staff, before becoming Commander, Manitoba area in September 1959.
- By 1928 – Joined The Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada
- 1940 – Joined QOR 1st Battalion – Active Service
- 1944 – Awarded Efficiency Decoration
- 1945-05-12 – Awarded Distinguished Service Order
- In 1952 – Commanded 27th Canadian Infantry Brigade in Germany
- 1954 – Commander of the Canadian Army Liaison Establishment in England
- 1955-10-24 – Awarded Canada Decoration
- 1959-09 – Becomes Commander, Manitoba Area.
In 1937 he married Cynthia Beatrice Fess.
Pangman died 10 December 1981 in Winnipeg, Manitoba,