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

Lieutenant Douglas Quirk Ellis ’14

Died: February 8, 1918

Lieut. Douglas Quirk Ellis, who was at U.C.C. from 1910- 1914, was the son of Mr. M. C. Ellis, 15 Elm Ave., Toronto.

He received appointment as Lieutenant in the A.S.C. May 1916, transferred to Railway Construction Draft and proceeded overseas August 1917. He joined the Royal Flying Corps August 1917, had received his pilot’s certificate and had practically completed his course before proceeding to France, when he was killed in an aero-plane accident near St. Alban’s, England, February 8th, 1918. He was in his 22nd year.

College Times (Summer 1918) pg. 14-15


More information about Lieutenant Douglas Quirk Ellis ’12 can be found at:

Upper Canada College Roll of Service 1914-1919

Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Canada At War

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

The Royal British Legion – Every Man Remembered

The War Graves Photographic Project

University of Toronto Roll of Service, 1914-1918

The Varsity War Supplement 1918