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Discover the stories and remember the lives of UCC
Old Boys who gave the ultimate sacrifice in the Great War.

Lieutenant John Galt ’07

Died: December 9, 1915

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Lieut. John Galt, 34th Strathcona Horse, who has been reported missing since December, 1915, is now given up as dead, though no definite information can be obtained.

He was at U.C.C. from 1903-1907, and gave much promise as an athlete. From U.C.C. he went to Lennoxville, and thence to Kingston, where he showed great prowess as a football player on the Royal Military College team. After completing his course at Kingston, he was in the office of Blue Ribbon, Ltd., until war was declared, and held a commission in the Fort Garry Horse, a Winnipeg Regiment.

At Valcartier he transferred into Lord Strathcona’s Horse, and went to the front with that regiment, and was with them when he was reported wounded and missing on the 9th December, 1915.

College Times (Summer 1916) pg. 7

More information about Lieutenant  John Galt ’07 can be found at:

Upper Canada College Roll of Service 1914-1919

The Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Canadian Great War Project

Canada At War