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

Lieutenant Felix Olivier Bolté ’12

Died: September 2, 1918

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Lieut. Felix Bolté, son of Mrs. Duncan, 14 Willcocks St. was at U.C.C. 1907-1912. In 191 1 he won the bronze Gibson medal and in 1912 the silver Gibson medal presented for industry, ability and character. He proceeded to Toronto University and after 3 years was given his B.A. as he had heard and answered his country’s call. He obtained a commission with the 35th Battn., and in June 1916, went to France; he transferred to the 5th C.M.R., was shell-shocked at the Battle of the Somme and in November was sent back to England where he acted as adjutant of the 12th Reserve camp until sent back to France in February 1918, as Lieut, in the 3rd Battalion; he was killed at the Drocourt-Queant Line on September 2nd, while bravely leading his men into action; he was buried near where he fell. Lieut. Bolte was in his 25th year. His brother, Lieut. A. Bolté, is at the front with the 75th Battalion. They are grandsons of the late Chief Justice Armour and nephews of Mrs. J. W. Drynan and Mrs. Edwards Bristol, Toronto.

College Times (Summer 1918) pg. 20-21

 

More information about Lieutenant Felix Olivier Bolté ’12 can be found at:

Upper Canada College Roll of Service 1914-1919

Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Canadian Great War Project

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Zeta Psi’s Greatest Heroes

University of Toronto Roll of Service, 1914-1918

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