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

Lieutenant Donald Ryerson MacDonald ’10

Died: August 16, 1917

Lieut. D. R. Macdonald was at U.C.C. 1907-1910; he is the youngest of three brothers carrying commissions, sons of Mr. Frank E. Macdonald, Rowanwood Ave., Toronto; he received his commission two years ago, but reverted to the ranks in his eagerness to get to the front; he went overseas with a machine gun section and was transferred to a trench mortar battery; after nine months of service at the front he was promoted to a lieutenancy; he was killed in action Aug. 26, aged 19 years.

College Times (Christmas 1917) pg. 14


More information about Lieutenant Donald Ryerson MacDonald ’10 can be found at:

Upper Canada College Roll of Service 1914-1919

Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Canadian Great War Project

Canada At War

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Lives of the First World War

War Diary of the 18th Battalion CEF