Henry Morley Verdier
Morley was educated in Ottawa graduating from Lisgar Collegiate (High School - 1973) and Carleton University (Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Political Science - 1981). He later received his Masters in War Studies from the Royal Military College (2006).
Morley joined the Canadian Armed Forces Reserves in 1971 and enjoyed a career in the 28 (Ottawa) Service Battalion retiring as a Lieutenant (Logistics - Supply) in 1986. While serving in the military he trained at numerous bases across Canada and was posted to United Nations Service in UNDOF, Syria for a year.
He was employed in the Senate of Canada as a personal assistant to several Senators; and later served in Senate Administration completing his career in the Financial and Strategic Planning Directorate. His public service also included temporary assignments in Revenue Canada (G.S.T.) and Transport Canada.
While in the Senate, he worked for Senator Orville H. Phillips (RCAF) and Senator Colonel Jack Marshall’s (North Shore Regiment) offices on veterans matters including Merchant Navy recognition and the 50th Anniversary Commemorations with the Canadian War Museum.
He has been involved in numerous public organizations including the Allied Merchant Navy’s Commemorative Theme Project; Friends of the Canadian War Museum; the Ottawa Civil War Round Table; the Museum of Applied Military History – Perth Regiment; the Swords and Ploughshares Museum of Kars, Ontario; the Ottawa Service Battalion Association (Heritage Committee); the Bytown Militaria Collectors Society; and other community service organizations in leadership and support positions.
His interests focus on Canadian Military History with public exhibitions of his private memorabilia collection; and support of public events commemorating Canada’s military accomplishments. He is married to Brenda Strauss Verdier and has two children.