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

Lieutenant Charles William Davison ’16

Died: October 4, 1918

Flight-Lieut. C. W. Davison, son of Major J. M. Davison, 43 Roxboro, was at U.C.C. from 1912-1916. He was reported missing on October 4th, 1918, but official notice was shortly afterwards received that he had been killed behind the Hun lines. He joined the Air Force in April 1917, as soon as he had attained his 18th birthday; he went to England in September of the same year and about six months ago went to France where he was attached to the 85th Squadron, formerly commanded by Lieut. Col H. A. Bishop. His brother, J. V., has been serving as a gunner with the 25th Canadian Battery.

College Times (Summer 1918) pg. 26


More information about Lieutenant Charles William Davison ’16 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

Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Canadian Great War Project

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Canada At War

The Royal British Legion – Every Man Remembered

The National Archives (UK)

Lives of the First World War

War Birds: The Diary of a Great War Pilot

Royal Flying Corps

Imperial War Museum