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

Sergeant Robert Douglas Patterson ’07

Died: June 14, 1917

Sgt. R. D. Patterson was at U.C.C. from 1903-1907; was very popular in athletic circles and a prominent member of the Argonaut Rugby, rowing, and hockey teams; he left for overseas Sept. 1916, with the Mechanical Transport, 8th C.R.T., and was moved to France on April 20, the day prior to his father’s death; he was killed in action on June 14, in his 27th year; he was known among his friends and his fellow-students at Varsity as “Pal” Patterson because of his wide popularity.

College Times (Christmas 1917) pg. 13


More information about Sergeant Robert Douglas Patterson ’07 can be found at:

Upper Canada College Roll of Service 1914-1919

Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Canadian Great War Project

Canada At War

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

The Royal British Legion – Every Man Remembered