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

Lieutenant Jeffery Filder Smith ’03

Died: June 29, 1917

Lieut. J. F. Smith was at U.C.C. 1900-1903, where he won the Leonard McLaughlin Scholarship and proceeded to Trinity College where he graduated in 1906; up to September he was engaged in farming at Cooksville; he then went to England on his own initiative and volunteered for service with a Canadian unit; he was first attached to a Toronto “Kiltie” Batt., but was later transferred to the 73rd Batt.; he was wounded in April, 1917; wounded and missing June, 1917, and officially reported as having died of wounds, a prisoner in German hands. While at U.C.C. he was prominent in athletics, playing for the 1st cricket team 1901-1903, and 1st hockey team in 1903; he was in his 33rd year and was son of Mr. J.F. Smith, May St., Rosedale.

 College Times (Christmas 1917) pg. 13-14


More information about Lieutenant Jeffery Filder Smith ’03 can be found at:

Upper Canada College Roll of Service 1914-1919

University of Toronto Roll of Service, 1914-1918

Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Canadian Expeditionary Force Study Group [scroll down when taken to this page]

Canadian Great War Project

Canada At War

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

The Royal British Legion – Every Man Remembered 

Heritage Mississauga