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

Lieutenant Ernest Alroy Simpson ’11

Died: September 22, 1916

Lieut. E. Alroy Simpson, son of Mr. E. A. Simpson, of Admiral Road, Toronto, was instantly killed in action. He had been previously wounded in April, but returned to duty in July as Acting Captain in a Toronto Battalion. He was twenty-two years of age and unmarried. Before going overseas he held a commission in the Governor-General’s Body Guards, having taken his B.A. at Toronto University shortly before enlisting. His only brother, Major J. D. Simpson, left with the 10th Battalion in the First Contingent, and has so far come through unhurt.

While at the College, 1905-1911, Roy showed great fondness for sports, as well as being a good student. He and his brother were two of the prettiest boxers we ever had, and in this, as in other things, he showed the self-control and manliness which was characteristic of both the brothers ; his old School may well be proud of a boy of the type of Roy Simpson.

College Times (Summer 1916) pg. 22


More information on Lieutenant Ernest Alroy Simpson ’11 can be found at:

Upper Canada College Roll of Service 1914-1919

Canadian Virtual War Memorial