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

Lieutenant Archibald Walter MacDonald ’06

Died: September 15, 1916

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Lieut. Archie W. Macdonald, B Company, 19th Battalion, 4th Brigade, was killed in action in France on Sept. 15th, 1916, at the age of 26.

Lieut. Macdonald was the youngest son of Dr. Albert A. Macdonald, Bedford Rd., Toronto. He was educated at Upper Canada College, 1898-1906, and Toronto University. At the outbreak of war, he left the business he was engaged in to join the ioth Royal Grenadiers, and received his lieutenant’s commission.

After training at the Exhibition grounds during the winter, Lieut. Macdonald left for England with the 2nd Contingent, and reached Flanders in Sept., 1915.

A friend of his has said : ‘ Probably no boy more deservedly enjoyed confidence, respect and popularity at U.C.C. and Toronto University, for his many attributes, his prowess as a boxer, swimmer and all-round athlete, as well as his gentle and kindly manner ; and above all he was an honourable gentleman in the true sense of the word.”

College Times (Summer 1916) pg. 7

More information about Lieutenant Archibald Walter MacDonald ’06 can be found at:

Upper Canada College Roll of Service 1914-1919

Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Canadian Great War Project

Commonwealth War Graves Commission