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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 George Greig Mowat ’13

Died: October 28, 1915

Pte. George Greig Mowat was a grandson of Sir Oliver Mowat, and son of Sheriff Frederick Mowat, 239 Warren Road. He was chief scout in the Machine Gun Section of the 19th Battalion. Word has been received that he was killed by a rifle grenade, which exploded in his section of the trenches. So severe were his injuries that he survived only two hours. He had been back in the trenches for just one day after three days’ leave when struck by the grenade.

Pte. Mowat sailed with the 2nd Contingent. Prior to enlisting, he was preparing for an engineering course at Toronto University.

College Times (Summer 1915) pg. 3-4

More information about Private George Greig Mowat ’13 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 

Canadian Great War Project

Canada At War

St. Andrew’s Church – “The First World War and Our Community”