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

Lieutenant John Weir ’99

Died: August 21, 1917

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Lieut. John Weir went overseas with the 50th Canadians, henceforward to be known for their valour as the Royal Fiftieth Battalion. Lieut. Weir was at U.C.C. from 1897-1899, after which he attended the Ontario Agricultural College at Guelph

For fifteen years he was in the West, near Calgary, as a rancher, and was widely known as a skilful and scientific horse-breeder.

He was the son of Mrs. Weir, West Flamboro, Ont., and was 34 years of age, when he was killed in action, August 21st, 1917.

College Times (Summer 1918) pg. 7-8

 

More information about Lieutenant John Weir ’99 can be found at:

Upper Canada College Roll of Service 1914-1919

Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Canadian Great War Project

Canada At War

Commonwealth War Graves Commission