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

Private John Lynn Pattinson ’03

Died: June 15, 1915

Pte. John Lynn Pattinson, No. 7069. 1st Canadian Infantry (Western Ontario Regiment).
Date of Death: 15-6-1915.
Age: 31.
Cemetery-Memorial: Vimy Memorial.

Son of George and Mary Elizabeth Pattinson, of Preston, Ontario. John Pattinson entered Upper Canada College 1898 and left in 1903. In the summer issue of College Times 1903 it is recorded, “On the 5th of June, after the nomination of candidates by the Masters, the Upper School awarded the gold and silver medals presented by Mr. J. Herbert Mason. The two boys, to whom by the combined choice of the Masters and their fellows the honours went, were J. L. Pattinson (gold), and A. M. Boyd (silver).” Another mention of Pte. Pattinson can be found in Old Times January 1968.

He went on to study at the University Leeds in England.

More information about Private John Lynn Pattinson ’03 can be found at:

Upper Canada College Roll of Service 1914-1919

The Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Waterloo Region During The First World War

Waterloo Region Record, “Galt, Preston reeled under burden of blood, fog of war in 1915” (June 12, 2015) by Jeff Outhit

Waterloo Region Generations

Kitchener Public Library – Soldier Information Card Collection – World War One (index card)

Canadian Great War Project

Canada At War

University of Leeds Roll of Honour 

The Royal British Legion – Every Man Remembered

Commonwealth War Graves Commission