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

Lieutenant John Ure Garrow ’06

Died: September 12, 1916

Lieut. John Ure Garrow died of gas poisoning caused by the explosion of a gas shell, on Setpt. 12, 1916, at the age of twenty-six.

Lieut. Garrow was born in Goderich, Ont., in 1890, the son of the late Hon. Mr. Justice Garrow, and came to Upper Canada College from Toronto Church School in 1900.  In 1901 he went on to Toronto University, and after taking his B.A. degree in 1912 entered Osgoode Hall. In 1915 he was called to the bar.

In Sept., 1915, he joined the Royal Grenadiers, and was immediately drafted into the 74th Batt., C.E.F., as Lieutenant ; on completing winter training at Exhibition Camp he sailed for England with his Battalion on Mar. 31st, 1916. After several months further training at Bramshott, Lieut. Garrow was drafted into the Canadian Mounted Rifles, under Col. H. Lochhart Gordon, and had been in the trenches for three months when he met his death.

College Times (Summer 1916) pg. 16


More information about Lieutenant John Ure Garrow ’06 can be found at:

Upper Canada College Roll of Service 1914-1919

Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Canadian Great War Project

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Canada At War

The Law Society of Upper Canada

St. Andrew’s Church

University of Toronto Roll of Service, 1914-1918