Spragge, John Godfrey

Spragge, John GoderyBrigadier General John “Jock” Godfrey Spragge DSO, OBE, ED was born May 20, 1907 and attended Trinity College School in Port Hope where he belonged to the Cadet Corps from 1921 to 1924.

He died in 1978 and is buried in Saint Paul’s Anglican Cemetery Columbus, Brooklin, Durham Regional Municipality, Ontario.

Service Record

  • May 11, 1925 – Enlisted as a Rifleman in “A” Company, 1st Battalion, Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada
  • May 1926 – Promoted to Corporal
  • October 3, 1926 – Appointed Provisional Lieutenant and posted to “C” Company, 1st Battalion
  • October 26, 1932 – Promoted to Captain
  • April 1933 – Appointed as 2nd in Command “C’ Company, 1st Battalion
  • September 1935 – Appointed 2nd in Command “B” Company, 2nd Battalion
  • There is a gap here where Spragge joins the Active Battalion for during the Second World War
  • April 16, 1942 – Promoted Lieutenant Colonel and appointed Commanding Officer 1st Battalion (Active Service) (Commanding on Normandy Landing)
  • August 26, 1944 – Promoted to Brigadier and Officer Commanding 7th Canadian Infantry Brigade (until February 20, 1945)
BGen Jock Spragge DSO, OBE, ED

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