Halfdan Hertzberg

Major General Halfdan Fenton Harboe Hertzberg CB, CMG, DSO, MC, ADC (3 September 1884 – 21 December 1959) was a Canadian general and Commandant of the Royal Military College of Canada during the Second World War.[1][2] He also served as Quartermaster General and Adjutant-General for the Canadian Army, narrowly missing the position of Chief of General Staff.[1]

H.F.H. Hertzberg
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H.F.H. Hertzberg
Birth nameHalfdan Fenton Harboe Hertzberg
Born(1884-09-03)3 September 1884
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Died21 December 1959(1959-12-21) (aged 75)
Allegiance Canada
Service/branch Canadian Army
Years of servicec.1903–1944
RankMajor General
Commands heldRoyal Military College of Canada
Battles/warsFirst World War
Second World War
AwardsCompanion of the Order of the Bath
Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George
Distinguished Service Order
Military Cross
Mentioned in Despatches (4)
RelationsMajor General Charles Hertzberg (brother)

Hertzberg was a descendant of a well-known military family from Norway.[1] He was educated at Upper Canada College and St. Andrew's College, before getting an engineering degree at University of Toronto.[1][2]

Hertzberg's brother, Charles Hertzberg, was also a major general. They were the only two brothers to reach general officer rank at the same time in the Canadian Army.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e Granatstein, J.L. (1993). The Generals: The Canadian Army's Senior Commanders in the Second World War. The University of Calgary Press. ISBN 9781552381762.
  2. ^ a b "Maj Gen H. F. H. Hertzberg, CB, CMG, DSO, MC SAC 1900–1904". St. Andrew's College. Retrieved 1 February 2015.