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

Lieutenant Howard Elliott Scott ’10

Died: September 16, 1916

Lieut. H. Elliot Scott, son of Mr. Arthur Scott, of the firm of Watt & Scott, Toronto, and grandson of Mr. J. G. Scott, Master of Titles at Osgoode Hall, was born in Montreal in 1893. He was at Upper Canada College 1905-19 10, always showing himself a good worker and an intelligent boy. From 1910-1915 he was at McGill University, taking a double course in Arts and I,aw. Whilst there he was President of Le Cercle Francais. On leaving McGill he was articled to the firm of Davidson, Wainwright & Alexander, but left Canada for England almost immediately with the A.S.C. When in France he was transferred to the 24th Batt., Can. Inf., and in August, 1916, appointed Brigade Bombing Officer. He fell in action at Courcelette on Sept. 16th, 1916.

We quote the following words from Flaneur’s Column in the Mail and Empire :

“Among the young Canadians of excellent promise, engaging manners, and upright character, who have given their lives in defence of liberty, justice and honour in the war, may be mentioned the name of H. Elliott Scott. The sorrowing relatives have the consolation of knowing that such a death is an honour to their name, and a signal service to one of the noblest causes for which a man can live, and in whose defense it is a high privilege to die.”

College Times (Summer 1916) pg. 19-20


More information about Lieutenant Howard Elliott Scott ’10 can be found at:

Upper Canada Roll of Service 1914-1919

Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Canadian Great War Project

Commonwealth War Graves Commission