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

Captain William Sinclair Tuck ’11

Died: October 30, 1916

Captain William Sinclair Tuck was killed in action on the Somme front on Oct. 30th, 1916.

Captain Tuck was the son of Mr. J. C. Tuck, superintendent of the Anthes Foundry Co., and was 23 years old at the time of his death. He was born in Oakville and was at Upper Canada College from 1906-1911, when he took a prominent part in sports.

When war was declared he was with the Langmuir Manufacturing Co., and at once enlisted as a private in the 4th Artillery Brigade, going to England in May, 1915, with the 2nd Contingent. By the time he reached France, at the end of 1915, he was sergeant major and in January received his commission as lieutenant, attached to a trench-mortar brigade, being promoted to captain shortly before his death.

College Times (Summer 1916) pg. 13


More information about Captain William Sinclair Tuck ’11 can be found at:

Upper Canada College Roll of Service 1914-1919

Canadian Virtual War Memorial