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Private William Francis Munro ’97
Died: October 1, 1916
Records relating to Private William Francis Munro ’97 are scarce.
What we do know from the Upper Canada College Roll of Service 1914-1919 is that William Munro was the son of John W. Munro and entered the College in 1892 at the age of 12 years and 9 months. He remained only one year. The Roll indicates that he enlisted in January 1916 to the 81st Battalion, Toronto, as a Private and traveled overseas in the following May. It appears that he was transferred to the 4th Canadian Mounted Rifles while in France, July 1916. Private Munro was killed in action at the Somme, October 1, 1916. Additional information may also be found at Canadian Virtual War Memorial.
If you can provide information on this Old Boy, please contact College Archivist, Jill Spellman.