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

Private Walter Francis Sime ’12

Died: April 9, 1917

Lance-Corp. Walter F. W. Sime, aged 21, was killed on Easter Monday, April 9th, 1917, in the assault on Vimy Ridge.

Lance-Corp. Sime was the son of Thomas Sime, Esq., of Toronto and was at U.C.C. from 1907-1912. After leaving school he was engaged in the study of architecture until enlisting as a private in the Machine Gun Section of the 75th Battalion in July 1915. He crossed to England in March 1916, and to France in the following August.

After several narrow escaped while at the Ypres salient he became Lance-Corporal shortly before being moved to the Somme, where he joined in the taking of Regina Trench. He was twice slightly wounded between November, 1916, and March, 1917, but came safety through the action on March 1st, when the 75th were severely handled. No particulars of his death are as yet known.

College Times (Christmas 1917) pg. 8-9


More information about Private Walter Francis Sime ’80 can be found at:

Upper Canada College Roll of Service 1914-1919

Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Canada At War

Canadian Great War Project

Commonwealth War Graves Commission