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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 Weir ’99

Died: August 21, 1917

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