The First World War
Officers of The Royal Canadian Regiment

Brevet Lt.-Col. Ronald O'Keden Alexander, D.S.O.

Soldiers of the First World War database entry - R.O. Alexander

Lieut. R.O. Alexander (1910)

Lieut. R.O. Alexander (1910)

Major & Brevet Lt.-Col. R.O. Alexander, D.S.O. (1926)

Major & Brevet Lt.-Col. R.O. Alexander, D.S.O., Kingston, Ont., 1926
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Major & Brevet Lt.-Col. R.O. Alexander, D.S.O. (1933)

Major & Brevet Lt.-Col. R.O. Alexander, D.S.O. (1933)

Service:

First World War Mention in Despatches:

Listed in The Canadian Who's Who, 1936-1937:

ALEXANDER, Brig. Ronald Okeden, D.S.O., 1917; Canadian military service; of Scot, ancestry; b Kandy, Ceylon, 7 Aug. 1888; s John Abercromby, late Ceylon Civil Service and Mary Parry (Parry-Okeden) A.; e Bedford, Eng.; Staff Coll., Camberley, Eng.; m Gertrude d Rt Rev. L.W. Williams, late Lord Bishop of Quebec, 19 Feb. 1917; children James Okeden, Jean Mary, Ronald Lennox; DISTRICT OFFICER, COMMANDING MILITARY DISTRICT NO. 4, MONTREAL, SINCE 1935; comn. lieut, 3rd Regt Victoria Rifles of Can., Montreal (Candn. mil.) 28 Aug. 1908; lieut, Roy. Candn. Regt, 21 June 1910; promoted capt, do., 24 Mar. 1915;, served in World War 1914-18 as follows: capt and adjt., 24th Bn. C.E.F., Nov. 1914; maj., do., 1915 lieut-col.' commanding, 24th Bn., 1 Nov. 1916; gen. staff officer (2nd and 1st grade) 2nd Candn. Div., 21 Oct 1917 to 1 Apr. 1919: saw service in France, Flanders and Germany, holds 1914-15 Star; Brit War Medal; Victory Medal; three times mentioned in despatches; gen. staff officer (1st grade) mil. dist No. 4, Montreal, 1 Jan. 1920 to 6 Sept. 1924; prof. of tactics in Roy. Mil. Coll., Kingston, Ont., 7 Sept 1924 to 31 Dec. 1927; gen. staff officer (1st grade) mil. dist No. 4, Montreal, 1 Jan. 1928 to 30 Apl. 1928 ; do., mil. dist No. 10, Winnipeg, 1 May 1928 to 3 May 1935; dist O.C., mil. dist No. 7, St John, N.B., 4 May 1935 to 24 Sept 1935; promoted to the rank of brig. 4 May 1935; has contrib. prof, articles to mil. journals; is mem. of Roy. Un. Service Inst (Eng.) ; Soc for Army Hist Research (Eng.) ; Anglican; recreations all sports; Address H.Q. Military District No. 4, Montreal, P.Q.

Listed in The Canadian Who's Who, Vol. IV, 1948:

ALEXANDER, Maj. Gen. Ronald Okeden, C.B., 1943, D.S.O., 1917; Canadian military service; of Scot. ancestry; b. Kandy, Ceylon, 7 Aug. 1888; s. John Abercromby, late Ceylon Civil Service and Mary Parry (Parry-Okeden) A.; e. Bedford, Eng.; Staff Coll., Camberley, Eng.; m. Gertrude, d. Rt. Rev. L. W. Williams, former Lord Bishop of Quebec, 19 Feb. 1917; children: James Okeden, Jean Mary, Ronald Lennox; comn. Lieut., 3rd Regt. Victoria Rifles of Can., Montreal (Candn. mil.) 28 Aug. 1908; Lieut., Roy. Candn. Regt., 21 June 1910; promoted capt., do., 24 Mar. 1915; served in World War 1914-18 as follows: capt. and adjt., 24th Bn. C.E.F., Nov. 1914; maj., do., 1915; lieut.-col. commanding, 24th Bn., 1 Nov. 1916; gen. staff officer (2nd and 1st grade) 2nd Candn. Div., 21 Oct. 1917 to 1 Apr. 1919; saw service in France, Flanders and Germany; holds 1914-15 Star; Brit. War Medal; Victory Medal; three times mentioned in despatches; served as gen. staff officer (1st Grade) mil. dist. No. 4 and 10; prof. of tactics R.M.C.; dist. O.C. mil. dist. No.7 (St. John, N.B.); No.4 (Montreal); No. 2 (Toronto); promoted brig. May 1936; dist. O.C. Mil. Dist. No.4, Montreal, P.Q. 1936-38; No.2, Toronto 1938-40; maj. gen. 1940; G.O.C. in C., Pac. Command 1940-42; Inspr. Gen. 1942-46; has contrib. prof. articles to mil. journals; is memo of Roy. Un. Service Inst. (Eng.); Soc. for Army Hist. Research (Eng.); Anglican; recreations: all sports: Address: Victoria, B.C.

Listed in The Canadian Who's Who, 1936-1937:

ALEXANDER, Brig. Ronald Okeden, D.S.O., 1917; Canadian military service; of Scot, ancestry; b Kandy, Ceylon, 7 Aug. 1888; s John Abercromby, late Ceylon Civil Service and Mary Parry (Parry-Okeden) A.; e Bedford, Eng.; Staff Coll., Camberley, Eng.; m Gertrude d Rt Rev. L.W. Williams, late Lord Bishop of Quebec, 19 Feb. 1917; children James Okeden, Jean Mary, Ronald Lennox; DISTRICT OFFICER, COMMANDING MILITARY DISTRICT NO. 4, MONTREAL, SINCE 1935; comn. lieut, 3rd Regt Victoria Rifles of Can., Montreal (Candn. mil.) 28 Aug. 1908; lieut, Roy. Candn. Regt, 21 June 1910; promoted capt, do., 24 Mar. 1915;, served in World War 1914-18 as follows: capt and adjt., 24th Bn. C.E.F., Nov. 1914; maj., do., 1915 lieut-col.' commanding, 24th Bn., 1 Nov. 1916; gen. staff officer (2nd and 1st grade) 2nd Candn. Div., 21 Oct 1917 to 1 Apr. 1919: saw service in France, Flanders and Germany, holds 1914-15 Star; Brit War Medal; Victory Medal; three times mentioned in despatches; gen. staff officer (1st grade) mil. dist No. 4, Montreal, 1 Jan. 1920 to 6 Sept. 1924; prof. of tactics in Roy. Mil. Coll., Kingston, Ont., 7 Sept 1924 to 31 Dec. 1927; gen. staff officer (1st grade) mil. dist No. 4, Montreal, 1 Jan. 1928 to 30 Apl. 1928 ; do., mil. dist No. 10, Winnipeg, 1 May 1928 to 3 May 1935; dist O.C., mil. dist No. 7, St John, N.B., 4 May 1935 to 24 Sept 1935; promoted to the rank of brig. 4 May 1935; has contrib. prof, articles to mil. journals; is mem. of Roy. Un. Service Inst (Eng.) ; Soc for Army Hist Research (Eng.) ; Anglican; recreations all sports; Address H.Q. Military District No. 4, Montreal, P.Q.

Date of Birth - 7 Oct 1888; at Kandy, Ceylon

Date of Death - 27 Jul 1949, age 60; at Saanich B.C.

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