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

Lieutenant Maurice Arundel Clarkson ’11

Died: April 21, 1917

Lieut. Maurice A. Clarkson, 40th Battery, 11th Division, 3rd Brigade, C.F.A., youngest son of E. R. C. Clarkson, of Toronto, died of wounds received at Vimy Ridge on April 21st 1917, aged 24.

Lieut. Clarkson was at U.C.C. from 1906-1911, and received the Mason Gold Medal in 1911. He took his degree at Toronto University in 1915. He was a fine all-round athlete, representing the College in football and hockey, and winning his class in the boxing tournament. After leaving U.C.C. he made both football and hockey teams at Varsity.

Lieut. Clarkson was a fine sample of young Canada, keen both at work and play, and was popular with all who knew him.

College Times (Summer 1917) pg. 10

More information about Lieutenant Maurice Arundel Clarkson ’11 can be found at:

Upper Canada College Roll of Service 1914-1919

Old Times, July 1961

Old Times, July 1966

Old Times, Winter 1996

Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Canadian Great War Project

Canada At War

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

The Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery 

University of Toronto Roll of Service 1914-1918