Stacey, Charles Perry
|Charles Perry Stacey|
|30 July 1906 – 17 November 1989|
|Place of birth||Toronto Ontario|
|Place of death||Toronto Ontario|
|Years of service||1924 - 1959|
|Awards||OC, OBE, CD, FRSC|
Colonel Charles Perry Stacey, OC, OBE, CD, FRSC (30 July 1906 - 17 November 1989) was a Canadian soldier and Military Historian. He was the official historian of the Canadian Army in the Second World War.
Colonel Stacey was educated at the University of Toronto, where he received a B.A. in History in 1924, and at the Corpus Christi College of Oxford University, where he took a second Bachelor's degree in history in 1929. Graduate studies at Princeton University led to a doctorate in 1933. He was a member of the Department of History at Princeton, 1933-1940.
Colonel Stacey first joined the Canadian Corps of Signals in 1924. In November, 1940, he was promoted to Major and appointed Historical Officer, Canadian Military Headquarters in London, England. He served oversees until 1945, when he was appointed Director of the Historical Section of the General Staff. During his tenure, he won the Governor General's Awards for Literary Merit (1948).
He remained as Director until his retirement from the Army in 1959.
After retirement, he returned to the Department of National Defence in 1965-1966 in order to oversee the first year of operations of the integrated Directorate of History.