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Discover the stories and remember the lives of UCC
Old Boys who gave the ultimate sacrifice in the Great War.

Private Charles Clifton Carr ’12

Died: May 2, 1915

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Pte. Charles Clifton Carr, 3rd Battalion, previously reported missing, is now officially reported dead of wounds whilst prisoner of war in Cassel. Pte. Carr was the son of Mr. and Mrs. C. E. A. Carr, 48 St. Anne’s Road, Toronto, and nephew of Dr. Carr, who was a member of the College Staff from 1902-1912. He was 21. Carr was a member of the Football Team in 1911, and also won distinction by his swimming prowess. He made good use of his talents in this direction two years ago, when he leaped into the river at New Orleans and saved a life, for which he was awarded $2,000 by the Carnegie Hero Fund.

A letter received by his father from a fellow-prisoner states that Pte. Carr was wounded at St. Julien on April 26th, taken to Rouliers Hospital, spent two days there, and reached Cassel two days later. From other sources Mr. Carr has learned that his son is buried in a separate grave, marked for identification, after the war is over; and that he was given a military funeral, attended by Canadian and British soldiers, who were prisoners of war at Cassel.

College Times (Summer 1915) pg. 2-3

More information about Private Charles Clifton Carr ’12 can be found at:

Upper Canada College Roll of Service 1914-1919

Upper Canada College Old Boys Who Served in The Queen’s Own Rifles Canada

The Canadian Virtual War Memorial

The Toronto World (July 24, 2015), “Canadian Casualties”

Canada At War

Canadian Great War Project

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Imperial War Museum (UK) – Lives of the First World War

Royal Bank of Canada First World War Roll of Honour