Charles Foulkes, army officer (b at Stockton-on-Tees, Eng 3 Jan 1903; d at Ottawa 12 Sept 1969).
Charles Foulkes, army officer (b at Stockton-on-Tees, Eng 3 Jan 1903; d at Ottawa 12 Sept 1969). Educated in London, Ontario, Foulkes joined the Canadian Army in 1926, commanding the 2nd Canadian Infantry Division in Normandy before taking over the 1st Canadian Corps in Italy (November 1944) and then Northwest Europe (February 1945). He accepted the surrender of German forces in Holland in May 1945 and returned to Canada as chief of the general staff. In 1951 he was appointed chairman of the chiefs of staff. An advocate of close military ties with the US, he resigned in 1960 in opposition to the non-nuclear policies of the Diefenbaker government. He taught strategic studies at Carleton from 1968-69.