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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 Philip Edward Williams

Died: October 22, 1918

Lieut. P. E. Williams, son of Mrs. A. R. Williams, Toronto, who recently died of pneumonia at the Base Hospital, Toronto, was at U.C.C. in 1905-1906. He went overseas with the 124th Battalion and took part in eight months of hard fighting in France starting with the action of Vimy. In November, 1917, he was transferred to the R.A.F., and in April last was sent back to Canada to finish his course. He was just completing his training at Armour Heights when he was taken ill; he was 22 years of age.

College Times (Summer 1918) pg. 27


More information about Lieutenant Philip Edward Williams  can be found at:

Upper Canada College Roll of Service 1914-1919

Library Archives Canada (digitized service file)

Canadian Virtual War Memorial

University of Toronto Schools First World War Commemorative Project

Canadian Great War Project

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

The Royal British Legion – Every Man Remembered

Canada At War