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Old Boys who gave the ultimate sacrifice in the Great War.

Cadet Charles Frederick McHenry ’06

Died: June 8, 1918

Flight Cadet C. A. McHenry, second son of Mr. A. E. McHenry, 9 Barton Ave., and grandson of the late Mr. A. V. De Caporte; was at U.C.C. from 1904-1906. He went overseas with the 166th Battalion as Sergeant of the Machine Gun Section, and owing to his proficiency was retained until last winter as Serg.-Instructor at the Canadian Machine Gun Headquarters in England, when his services were recognized by his being selected for a commission in the R.A.F. Subsequently sent to Egypt for training, he shortly afterwards met his death by accident, apparently when flying, although particulars are lacking.

He was in his 28th year and for 9 years had been a member of the choir of St. James Cathedral ; he leaves a wife and young daughter to mourn his loss. His grave near the Egyptian town of Ismailia bears the following inscription:

In loving memory of Flight Cadet C. Mc Henry; erected by his comrades as a tribute to one who was loved by all; killed while flying, June 8th, 1918.

College Times (Summer 1918) pg. 24


More information about Cadet Charles Frederick McHenry ’06 can be found at:

Upper Canada College Roll of Service 1914-1919

Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Canadian Great War Project

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Canada At War

Heritage Mississauga

Mississauga – Lest We Forget

Upper Canada College Old Boys Who Served in The Queen’s Own Rifles Canada

The Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada Regimental Museum and Archives