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

Lieutenant Norwood MacLeod ’02

Died: October 14, 1917

Lieut. Norwood Macleod died of wounds on Sunday, October 14, 1917.

He was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, in 1886. After leaving Upper Canada College he attended Milton Academy, Milton, Mass., and Cornell University. He enlisted in Montreal as soon as war was declared and went overseas as a private with the heavy Artillery in the 1st Contingent.

Owing to severe illness he was unable to go to France until the end of March, 1915. He was the firing line continuously from the time until August 1916, when he returned to England and obtained his commission in the Artillery.

He was later attached to the Royal Flying Corps and began hi training for this branch of the service in February, 1917.

He returned to France attached to the 23rd Squadron R.F.C. on August 18, 1917. His work as an aviator was highly spoken of by his superior officers almost from the time he commenced training.

He was acting-Flight Commander shortly before his death and has be recommended for a Captaincy.

His commanding officer in a letter adviding Mr. Macleod of his son’s death, reffered to him as his “best pilot.”

 College Times (Christmas 1917) pg. 17-18


More information about Lieutenant Norwood MacLeod ’02 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

The Laurier Centre for Military Strategic and Disarmament Studies

Officers who served overseas in the Great War with the Canadian Artillery 1914-1919