People

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People are the backbone that make communications possible. This page captures and commemorates those that have contributed to the collective achievements of the Royal Canadian Corps of Signals. Please note that this page is not and can never be an exhaustive list of all people who have contributed to Signals and communications in Canada. Those listed are examples of those who served, key and senior members or others with particularly interesting aspects to their service. Over time the list of members covered will steadily increase.

Highlighted Individuals

Bruce Carruthers studio photograph.jpg Major Bruce Carruthers Founder of the Canadian Signal Corps, the first independently organized Signal Corps in the British Empire.
Colonel Forde Portrait (portion).jpg Colonel Elroy Forde DSO, OBE, VD Led the Corps between the wars and established the Corps' permanent home in Barriefield.
Genet studio portrait.jpg Brigadier J.E. Genet CBE, MC Led the Corps in Europe in the Second World War.
FA Lister.jpg Colonel F.A. Lister DSO Gave new life to the Signal Corps after the death of Major Carruthers and led the signallers of the 1st Canadian Divisional Signal Company

Casualties

Throughout it's history the Royal Canadian Corps of Signals has been blessed with dedicated and brave members. Some of those members have lost their life while in service to the Corps and to Canada. There are various lists of casualties but unfortunately they don't all agree! The Graves of our Fallen Project project was launched to generate a unified list and to gather information and photos of our fallen. While there may be some errors and omissions, over time the list will be refined.

Casualty related pages:

Honour Roll   Compiled list of Signals casualties from all era.
     
Book of Remembrance   The Royal Canadian Corps of Signals Book of Remembrance held at the Museum and presented here 'virtually'.
     
Honour Roll people pages   A list of the Honour Roll members who already have a dedicated page on this site.
     
        
Signals Casualties of the Great War   Lists all known Signals related casualties of the Great War and links to known details.
     
Signals Casualties of the Second World War   Lists all known Signals related casualties of the Second World War and links to known details.
     
Signals Casualties of the Korean War   Lists all known Signals related casualties of the Korean War and links to known details.
     
Signals Casualties of the War in Afghanistan   Lists all known Signals related casualties of the War in Afghanistan and links to known details.
     
Signals Casualties of the United Nations   Lists all known Signals related casualties from United Nations service and links to known details.
     
Signals Casualties of Other Era   Lists all known Signals related casualties of other era and links to known details.

If you have information on any of the Honour Roll members, whether or not there is already a dedicated page, please let us know!

Honours and Awards

Signals personnel have made key contributions throughout the years and our members have received various recognitions from Companion of the Order of Bath to Mentioned in Despatches to long service and good conduct medals. All of our members deserve recognition for their contributions and sacrifices even though most don't receive it formally.

Honours and Awards to Signals Personnel      Lists of Signals personnel who have received specific Honours and Awards
     
Honours and Awards   Information about specific Honours and Awards

All Person Profiles

The following personel have pages written about them on this site.