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

Second Lieutenant Malcolm Charlton Crerar ’15

Died: August 3, 1917

Lieut. M. C. Crerar was at U.C.C from 1909-1915. He passed into the Royal Military College in 1915 and remained there one year. On leaving R.M.C. he joined the R.F.A. but later transferred to the Royal Flying Corps and was killed in an accident while flying in Palestine in August, 1917. Two elder brothers holding commissions are at the front; they are sons of Mrs. P.D. Crerar of Hamilton and brothers of Lady Adam Beck. Lieut. Crerar was in his 20th year.

College Times (Christmas 1917) pg. 14


Note: Flt. Lieut. Malcolm Crerar’s eldest brother was Henry Duncan Graham “Harry” Crerar


More information about Second Lieutenant Malcolm Charlton Crerar can be found at:

Upper Canada College Roll of Service 1914-1919

Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Paul D. Dickson, “The Crerars of Hamilton: A Study of Two Scottish Immigrants” Scottish Tradition 19 (1994): 49-51 [This resource gives insight into his family life.]

“Notable Speech by Mrs. P. D. Crerar” Winnipeg Tribune (December 4, 1917): 4.

Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire: Malcolm Crerar Aviation Chapter

Royal Military College e-VERITAS (electronic newsletter)

Canadian Great War Project

Canada At War

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

The Royal British Legion – Every Man Remembered