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

Captain Edward Osler Bath ’05

Died: November 23, 1918

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Capt. E. O. Bath, the son of Mr. P. A. Bath of Oakville, was at U.C.C. in 1904-1905; he went overseas with the original 15th Battalion, 48th Highlanders in Sept. 1914; he was gassed and captured at St. Julien, April 1915, and was reported missing weeks before being located in a German Hospital. While at Hanow Manden, he and three others made several attempts to escape and on one occasion got away for five days. For this he was sentenced to 7 /1-2 months in a fortress with six weeks’ solitary confinement. In March 1918, he was repatriated to Holland and in Oct. to England on account of chronic bronchitis brought on by the gas poison and effects of camp life in Germany. He died in London, England in Nov. 1918, and was buried in Oakville, Ont., in Jan. 1919. He was 27 years of age and prior to going overseas was employed with the Toronto Electric Light Co. Capt.

Bath’s photograph was taken while in a German camp.

College Times (Summer 1919) pg. 12

More information about Captain Edward Osler Bath ’05 can be found at:

Upper Canada College Roll of Service 1914-1919

Oakville Trafalgar Highschool Book of Remembrance

Canadian Virtual War Memorial (includes rich digital collection of material)

Canadian Great War Project

Canada At War

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

“The Red Watch” with the First Canadian Division in Flanders (1916) by Colonel J. A. Currie MP

WW1 Oakville and Trafalger Soldiers

Ancestry – The Baths of Alltyferin

Find A Grave