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

Lieutenant Norman Eden Walker ’14

Died: April 13, 1917

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Lieut. Norman Eden Walker, son of Charles Walker, Esq., of the Dominion Bank, Toronto, was killed in action on April 13th 1917, at the age of 20.

Lieut. Walker was at Upper Canada College from 1905 to 1914, and whilst here took a prominent part in athletics of all kinds, being a member of the first football and hockey teams, and always playing a good, hard, sportsmanlike game.

On leaving the College, he joined the G.G.B.G. as a private, and in the autumn of 1915 took a commission in that regiment. In January 1916, he transferred to the 124th Battalion, and after training during the summer at Camp Borden and at Niagara, left for England on August 11th. On March 11th, 1917, the 124th crossed to France as a pioneer battalion, and while with a working party Lieut. Walker was struck on the head by a fragment of shell. No further particulars have yet been received.

College Times (Summer 1917) pg. 9-10

 

More information about Lieutenant Norman Eden Walker ’14 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