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

Private John Dewar McMurrich ’92

Died: December 9, 1917

Sergt. J. Dewar McMurrich, 172nd Battalion, the son of Mr. W. B. McMurrich of 29 Prince Arthur Ave., Toronto, who died of wounds, was at U.C.C. from 1 884-1892. A score of years ago Jack McMurrich was prominent in sports, particularly hockey and Rugby. He was Treasurer of the Ontario Hockey Association from 1 897-1901 and also Secretary of the Ontario Rugby Football Union for many years. He played goal in hockey and quarter back in Rugby for U.C.C., Trinity College (where he took his degree), and for Osgoode Hall. He was a member of the Osgoode Hall team when it won the O.H.A. Senior Championship, defeating Queen’s in the final by 7 to 3.

He enlisted in Vancouver, where he practiced as a barrister, in a Battalion which was organized by Queen’s University. He was also a noted canoeist and swimmer, being for many years Secretary of the Muskoka Lakes Association. His wife, Mrs.Temple, resides in Vancouver.

College Times (Summer 1918) pg. 9-10


More information about Private John Dewar McMurrich ’92 can be found at:

Upper Canada College Roll of Service 1914-1919

Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Canadian Great War Project

Canada At War

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

The Law Society of Upper Canada

University of Toronto Roll of Service, 1914-1918

University of Toronto Monthly

A History of the University of Trinity College, Toronto, 1852-1952