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

Corporal Frank Townsend Galliher ’10

Died: May 18, 1915

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Every boy who was at the College a few years ago will readily recall the familiar figure of “Pat” Galliher. His tall, well-built figure and erect bearing always made him conspicuous in any group. Gifted by nature with a splendid physique, and always keen on games, he developed into certainly one of the finest athletes the College has produced.

His career as an athlete began at the Preparatory, where his bowling and hitting helped to make the cricket eleven invincible in his last year. At the Upper School he soon reached the First Teams in cricket and football, representing the school from 1907 to 19 10 in the former, then last year as captain ; while he was one of the best ends we have seen here in the football teams of 1907- 1909.

In 1908 he became a triple Blue by being chosen goalkeeper for the hockey team. In addition to this he not only held the school boxing championship, but was probably the best heavyweight Mr. Cochrane has turned out—and that is a good deal to say. After leaving College he won the championship of British Columbia.

We hoped to have an account of him from one of his schoolfellows for this number, but it is not yet to hand, so that it will have to be kept for our next issue.

College Times (Summer 1915) pg. 5-6

More information about Corporal Frank Townsend Galliher ’10 can be found at:

Upper Canada College Roll of Service 1914-1919

The Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Canadian Great War Project

Canada At War

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Wisden on the Great War: The Lives of Cricket’s Fallen 1914-1918 (2014) edited by Andrew Renshaw (page 127)