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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 Henry Douglas Laidlaw ’99

Died: April 19, 1916

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Pte. Harry Douglas Laidlaw, Univ. Corps, P.P.C.L.I., was killed in action on April 19th, three weeks after landing in France. Pte. Laidlaw was at U.C.C. 1896- 1899, and afterwards with the Bank of Toronto up to the time he joined the forces in November last, to go with the 4th Univ. Corps in December, as reinforcements for the Princess Pats. After training three months in England he went to France on Mar. 23rd, and on April 19th was shot through the head by a sniper. Two brothers, Dr. W. C. Laidlaw, and Pte. Ernest Laidlaw, are still at the front.

College Times (Summer 1916) pg. 5

More information about Private Henry Douglas Laidlaw ’99 can be found at:

Upper Canada College Roll of Service 1914-1919

The Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Canada At War

Great Canadian War Project

Commonwealth War Graves Commission