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

Lieutenant Irwin Davis ’12

Died: December 4, 1916

Lieut. Irwin Davis, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Davis, of Vancouver, B.C., and nephew of Sir Lyman Melvin Jones, of Toronto, was killed in action in France, Dec. 4th, 1916.

When war broke out Lieut. Davis, anxious to get to the front at once, went overseas and volunteered in England for service. As his eyesight was weak he found some difficulty at first, but managed to get a commission in the flying corps and then joined the 121st Batt., C.E.F., in May, 1915. He was at Folkestone in the Canadian Training Camp until chosen as one of seven officers to join the R.C.R. in France early in October, 1916.

Lieut. Davis was at Upper Canada College from 1905 to 1912, and besides being a good student, gave evidence of qualities which should have enabled him to take a prominent place in later life.

College Times (Easter 1917) pg. 16-17


More information about Lieutenant Irwin Davis ’12 can be found at:

Upper Canada Roll of Service 1914-1919

Canadian Virtual War Memorial