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

Lieutenant Harvey Watt Cockshutt ’01

Died: June 2, 1916

Lieut. H. W. Cockshutt, son of Mrs. James Cockshutt, of Brantford, Ontario, who has been missing since the battle of Zillebeke, June, 1916, was reported on February 27th, 1917, to have been killed in action on June 2nd, 1916, at the age of 32.

Lieut. Cockshutt was at U.C.C. from 1900 to 1901, subsequently graduating at McGill University and adopting the profession of mechanical engineer, with the Cockshutt Plow Co., Brantford.

Lieut. Cockshutt was wounded in the head at Ypres, June 2nd, when his regiment, the Mounted Rifles, suffered heavy losses, and was cared for in the trenches by the two remaining officers till 7 in the evening, when the remainder of the regiment was forced to withdraw, leaving the trenches to the Germans.

Since then nothing has been heard of him. There is still some hope that he may be a prisoner, having lost his memory or power of speech.

College Times (Summer 1917) pg. 5


More information about Lieutenant Harvey Watt Cockshutt ’01 can be found at:

Upper Canada College Roll of Service 1914-1919

McGill Honour Roll 1915-1918

Canadian Virtual War Memorial

4th Canadian Mounted Rifles

Canada At War

Canadian Great War Project