Colonel Stone of Salmon Arm, BC enlisted in the Loyal Edmonton Regiment
in 1939 and in less then five years was commanding his unit in action in Italy.
He was decorated four times for gallantry and leadership under fire.
For his skill in handling his troops in action, especially during the bloody
and costly fighting at Ortona, Italy, he was awarded the Military Cross
and the Distinguished Service Order. Later, he was awarded a bar to
After the war he was appointed Commanding Officer of the Rocky
Mountain Rangers (Militia).
He returned to the Army in 1950 to command the 2nd Battalion,
Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, the first Canadian Unit in
action in Korea. While commanding this battalion he won a second
bar to his DSO for courageous leadership under fire.
Colonel Stone later commanded the Canadian Army's coronation
contingent in London and on his return to Canada was appointed Chief
Instructor at the Royal Canadian School of Infantry.
He was promoted to the rank of Colonel and appointed Provost
Marshal in August 1954, remaining in this post until being seconded to
the Department of Justice in November 1958. He retired from the army
in October 1960.
Source: Canadian Provost Corps "Silver Jubilee", 1940 - 1965,
printed by Mortimer Ltd., Ottawa, Ontario, May 1965.