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

Gunner Robert Hector Hamilton ’14

Died: August 8, 1918

Robert Hector Hamilton attended U.C.C. from 1909-1914. He was the son of Henry C. Hamilton, Sault Ste. Marie, now of Toronto, and grandson of the late Christopher Thompson (Master 1842-1883). Upon graduation Hamilton worked as a Clerk in the Imperial Bank from August 1915 to February 1916 when he enlisted. The Upper Canada College Roll of Service 1914-1919 provides a detailed list of his military attachments. At Amiens on August 8, 1918, Gunner Hamilton was wounded and transferred to a number of different dressing stations, the last being the “White Chapeau” near Boves. At this point all trace of him disappeared.

More information about Gunner Robert Hector Hamilton ’14 can be found at:

Upper Canada College Roll of Service 1914-1919

The Roll of Pupils of Upper Canada College, Toronto : January 1830 to June 1916

Library Archives Canada (digitized service file)

Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Canadian Great War Project

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Canada At War

The Royal British Legion – Every Man Remembered

Lives of the First World War

The Laurier Centre for Military Strategic and Disarmament Studies