Hoffmeister, Bertram Meryl

HOFFMEISTER, Bertram Meryl, soldier, forest executive (b 15 May 1907, Vancouver; d 4 Dec 1999, Vancouver). He was one of Canada's outstanding battlefield commanders in WWII. In 1930 he joined Canadian White Pine Co as a salesperson, beginning a long career in the FOREST INDUSTRY and a long association with the owner of the company, H.R. MacMILLAN. During WWII Hoffmeister served with distinction with the Seaforth Highlanders, an outfit he joined as a 12-year-old cadet. He commanded the Seaforths...

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