We know so little of our past! (okay, maybe it's just me that know so little of our past!) Did you know that a former Honorary Lieutenant Colonel 15th Field Artillery Regiment, RCA (15th Field Brigade, Canadian Artillery at that time) went on to become Lieutenant-Governor of British Columbia? Here's his obituary from 1957....
William Culham Woodward On February 24 , retailer and lieutenant-governor, died in Hawaii, aged 71. He was born April 24, 1885 in Gore Bay on Manitoulin Island, Ont. He came to Vancouver with his father Charles Woodward. At 16, William worked as a $15/month Royal Bank clerk. In 1908 he joined Woodward's as bookkeeper. In World War One he served with the First Canadian Heavy Artillery, then with Occupation forces (1916-18). He was Honorary Colonel of the 15th Field Regiment (RCA), 1932. During WWII, he served without pay as executive assistant to munitions and supply minister C.D. Howe. He was BC’s lieutenant-governor from 1941 to 1946. William ran Woodward Stores with his brother Percival Archibald Woodward to 1956 when his son Charles “Chunky” Woodward became president. In 1956 he was named Colonel at Large of the Militia, a rank created for him by defense minister Ralph Campney.
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