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

Second Lieutenant Guy Peirce Dunstan ’11

Died: July 1, 1916

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Lieut. F. Guy Dunstan was killed in action on July 1st, 1916, aged 23.

From 1907 to 1911 Lieut. Dunstan was at Upper Canada College, where his many excellent qualities made him a favourite with everyone. After leaving U.C.C., he took his degree in Arts at Toronto University.

When war broke out he was prevented from going at once, owing to an accident, but joined the O.T.C., and passed his exafor service he at once volunteered for overseas, and was chosen as the first representative of the University for a commission in the British Army. Leaving Canada for England he passed a special course with honours and was attached to a Border regiment ; but just before his regiment left for France he received a staff appointment on the 97th Infantry Brigade of the British Army, and served for eight months.

On the first day of the Somme offensive, Lt. Dunstan was sent with a dispatch to an advanced position under heavy rifle and machine-gun fire. He did not return and was posted as missing. In December his body was found by the chaplain of his regiment.

Lt. Dunstan was the son of Mr. K. J. Dunstan of the Bell Telephone Co., Toronto.

College Times (Summer 1916) pg. 5-6

 

More information about Second Lieutenant Guy Peirce Dunstan ’11 can be found at:

Upper Canada College Roll of Service 1914-1919

University of Toronto Roll of Service 1914-1918

Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Canadian Great War Project

Canada At War

Library Archives Canada: Soldiers of the First World War

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

The Royal British Legion: Every Man Remembered