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Tribute To
Warrant Officer First Class
(Regimental Sergeant Major)
WO1 James Duncan (Jim) Holland, MMM, CD

WO1 JD (Jim) Holland Jim Holland is a native of Amherst , Nova Scotia. He enlisted in the Carleton York Regiment at the age of 17 in 1940. (G-18619). In 1941, while serving with that Regiment in the United Kingdom, he transferred to the Canadian Provost Corps' (C Pro C). He served in the Corps until integration in 1968 and then in the Security Branch until taking his release in 1977.

In World War 2 WO1 Holland served overseas from 1941 to 1947. Among other assignments he served in the following appointments:

  • Regimental Sergeant Major (WO1) 6 Provost Company United Kingdom,

  • Regimental Sergeant Major (WO1) 1 Provost Company Canada,

  • Garrison Sergeant Major Camp Borden , Ontario,

  • Garrison Sergeant Major Fort Churchill , Manitoba,

  • Regimental Sergeant Major (WO1) 1 The Canadian Provost Corps School,

  • Guard Sergeant Major National Defence Headquarters (NDHQ) Security Guard; and,

  • Command Warrant Officer Training Command

WO1 Holland served in Korea and Japan (1952 - 1953) and 27 Brigade Europe 1953 - 1955. His decorations and medals include:

  • Member Military Order of Merit,
  • Canadian Forces Decoration with 2 Clasps,
  • Defence Medal,
  • Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and Clasp,
  • Victory Medal,
  • Korea Service Medal; and,
  • Canadian Centennial Medal

A record of service par excellence.

( Prepared by LCol (retired) James D (Jim) Lumsden of Ottawa, ON)