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

Lieutenant Christopher Frank Trees ’02

Died: September 29, 1918

Lieut. C. F. Trees, 234th Battalion, C.E.F., was at U.C.C. from 1 898-1902, matriculating at Toronto University in the latter year. He joined his father’s business, Sam’l. Trees and Co. and was prominent in financial, social, and sporting circles, being a member of the Argonaut Rowing Club and R.C.Y.C. He enlisted with the 234th Peel Regt. in 1916, going overseas with the rank of Captain. He later transferred to the 198th Battalion and crossed to France with the 2nd Canadian Mounted Rifles. A brother, Lieut. A. G. Trees, also in the C.M.R., was reported wounded in August; both brothers fighting side by side. Lieut. C. F. Trees was killed somewhere in France two months later. Their mother, Mrs. S. Trees, resides at “Mayfield,” Sherbourne St., Toronto. Lieut. C. F. Trees was in his 35th year.

College Times (Summer 1918) pg. 15


More information about Lieutenant Christopher Frank Trees ’02 can be found at:

Upper Canada College Roll of Service 1914-1919

Old Times, July 1968

Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Canadian Great War Project

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

The Laurier Centre for Military Strategic and Disarmament Studies

Canadian Buffs Memorial