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Who Am I?

Researched by E3161 Victoria Edwards (RMC 2003)

Who am I?

  • I was born on March 19, 1920 in St. Romuald d`Etchemin, Quebec.
    My parents were James (Chief Engineer at Morrow and Beatty Ltd) and
  • In 1931, I moved with my parents and sister Jean to Ottawa.
  • In 1938, I entered Royal Military College. I graduated at 20
    years of age from the war shortened course in June 1940.
  • Yosef Karsh, who took photos of Royal Military College officer
    cadets as a method of supporting his early career, took my graduation
  • I was posted to anti-aircraft duty in London, England during the
    `blitz`and then to the 2nd Field Artillery Regiment for duty in the
    Sicilian, Italian and Northern Europe campaigns.
  • My wife Margaget Elizabeth (Elder) and I married on October 18,
    1945 in Ottawa. We had three children James (1946), John (1949) and
    Robert (1951).
  • After the war, I attended Queen`s University in Kingston,
    Ontario graduating in 1948 with a Bachelor of Commerce degree.
  • I was employed in the Foreign Exchange Control Board and
    Research Department of the Bank of Canada from 1949 until I retired in
  • I died from cancer on June 8, 1995 in Ottawa, Ontario.

a) 2627 James Alexander Dick (RMC 1940)
b) 2641 Winston A MacIntosh (RMC 1940)
c) 2648 Jack G Price (RMC 1940)
d) 657 James C Stewart (RMC 1940)


James Dicka) 2627 James Alexander Dick (RMC 1940)


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