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

Lieutenant Colonel Charles James Townshend Stewart ’89

Died: September 28, 1918

Col. C. J. T. Stewart, son of Lieut. -Col. S. Stewart, Halifax, N.S., was at U.C.C. in 1888-1889; on leaving he went to the R.M.C., Kingston, and was afterwards appointed surveyor in the G.T.P. at Saskatoon. During the war he won the D.S.O. and when killed was in command of the P.P.CLL, which he had entered at the beginning of the war as Lieutenant. In March 1915, he was severely wounded. In March 1918, he was promoted Col. of the Regiment and was killed on September 28th, 1918, while leading his men into action.

College Times (Summer 1918) pg. 26


More information about Lieutenant Colonel Charles James Townshend Stewart ’89 can be found at:

Upper Canada College Roll of Service 1914-1919

Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Dictionary of Canadian Biography

The Canadian Encyclopedia – Soldiers of Fortune

“Hard truths about Canada in the First World War” written by Andrew Cohen, published by Ottawa Citizen

Canadian Great War Project

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

The Laurier Centre for Military Strategic and Disarmament Studies

Supplement to The Edinburgh Gazette, January 9, 1919

Supplement to The London Gazette, 7 January 1919

The London Gazette, March 11, 1902

Wisden – Obituaries during the war, 1914-1919

RNWMP Veterans: Distinguished Themselves In World War I