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Discover the stories and remember the lives of UCC
Old Boys who gave the ultimate sacrifice in the Great War.

Gunner Clare Levack ’14

Died: April 26, 1916

Gunner Clare Levack, 53rd Battery, C.F.A., Kingston, on April 26th, died in the General Hospital, Toronto, of meningitis after an operation for mastoids.

Many boys still at College will remember Clare Levack, who gained many friends during the two years he was with us —1913-1914—owing to his unfailing kindliness and good humour. He showed considerable promise in various branches of athletics.

On reaching his eighteenth birthday he enlisted as a gunner with the 53rd Battery, but was taken ill with pleurisy after three weeks’ training. On being discharged as convalescent, he was unfortunately again seized with illness, and succumbed to a serious operation.

College Times (Summer 1916) pg. 6


More information about Gunner Clare Levack ’14 can be found at:

Upper Canada College Roll of Service 1914-1919

The Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Canada At War

Commonwealth Graves Commission

Imperial War Museum (UK) – Lives of the First World War