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

Lieutenant James Cuthbert Hartney ’03

Died: May 1, 1917

Flight-Lieut. J. C. Hartney, son of James H. Hartney, formerly Commissioner for the Manitoba Government in Toronto, was killed in action on May 1st 1917. Lieut. Hartney was at U.C.C. from 1901 -1903, later taking his degree in science at Toronto University. He then joined the Canada Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing Co. as an electrical engineer.

At the outbreak of war he enlisted as a private in the 44th (Winnipeg) Battalion, and received a commission as Lieutenant in the 11th Reserve Battalion, CE.F. On arriving in England he was transferred to the R.F.C., and after several months training left for France, where he took part in many engagements.

His death, which was instantaneous, was due to a collision with another machine.

College Times (Summer 1917) pg. 10-11

More information on Lieutenant James Cuthbert Hartney ’03 can be found at:

Upper Canada College Roll of Service 1914-1919

Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Canada At War

Canadian Great War Project

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

University of Toronto Roll of Service 1914-1918

The Varsity War Supplement 1918