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

Lieutenant Herbert Frederick Birmingham ’97

Died: August 10, 1918

Lieut. H. F. Birmingham, son of the late Mr. R. Birmingham and brother of Mr. A. H. Birmingham, Conservative Organizer for Ontario, was at U.C.C. in 1894- 1895. He enlisted with the 83rd in the ranks and later took out his commission in going overseas with the “Beavers.” He was 37 years of age and a prominent sportsman. At 16 years of age he was the mile running champion of Canada and the cross-country champion of the College; he was also considered one of the best hockey players in the country, having led the Marlboros to Victory when they captured the Senior Championship of the O.H.A. He was employed in the water-works department at the City Hall when he enlisted.

College Times (Summer 1918) pg. 24


More information about Lieutenant Herbert Frederick Birmingham ’97 can be found at:

Upper Canada College Roll of Service 1914-1919

Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Canadian Great War Project

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Canada At War

Toronto Museum Project – Beaver’s 205th Sham Battle in Hyde Park (video)

The Royal British Legion – Every Man Remembered

 Lives of the First World War

 The War Graves Photographic Project