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

Private Hugh Emerson McKay ’00

Died: July 9, 1916

Private H. E. Mackay, son of Mrs. E. L. Mackay, of Kingston, Ont., died of wounds received in action on July 9th, 1916, at the age of 33.

Pte. Mackay was at Upper Canada as a boarder from 1898-1900, and afterwards adopted engineering as his profession. In May, 19 15, he joined the 60th Battalion as a private, crossed to England in November,  and reached France in February. He was attached to the Grenade Section of his company and was killed by a bomb at Ypres on July 9th, and buried there by a regimental chaplain.

College Times (Summer 1917) pg. 6

More information about Private Hugh Emerson McKay ’00 can be found at:

Upper Canada College Roll of Service 1914-1919

Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Canadian Great War Project

Commonwealth War Graves Commission