Sgt Ernest H. “Harry” Ellwand, CD (Ret’d)

    • Sergeant Ernest H. “Harry” Ellwand, CD (Ret’d)
    • RCE EIIR Badge

    We regret to advise the death of Sergeant Ernest H. “Harry” Ellwand, CD (Ret’d) on 22 January 2013 at the Colonel By Residence in Ottawa, ON in his 100th year.

    Harry was born in Liverpool, England.  He served in the Second World War with the Royal Air Force Bomber Command and flew 39 missions over enemy territory.  From 1945-1946 he served with the British Occupation Forces in Italy, Germany and Austria before returning to civilian life to work as a commercial artist in postwar London. 

    Harry moved to Canada in 1952 and joined the Canadian Army where he served with the Royal Canadian Engineers as a cartographer in the Army Survey Establishment.  In 1962 he was assigned to the Canadian Army Historical Section.  In that capacity he contributed to official war histories,  including " The History of the Corps of Royal Canadian Engineers - Vol II," drawing highly detailed maps.  In 1975 he left the Directorate of History and undertook mapmaking contracts in Kenya and as Chief Cartographer at the University of Papua, New Guinea.   Harry later worked as a cartographer at Carleton University in Ottawa, retiring at the age of 70 years.{dcOct2017gd} [zbd]