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SorbaraLaw Attends 100th Commemoration of “Great War”

By Art Linton 2014/11/16

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The Law Society of Upper Canada marked Remembrance Day 2014 with an Honorary Call to the Bar of Ontario for law students who did not return from the “Great War”

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Each year the Law Society of Upper Canada commemorates Remembrance Day. The ceremony includes reading the names of lawyers and law students who lost their lives serving Canada in the first and second world wars.

The names of the fallen are read every year to pay tribute to their sacrifice and to remind us of the price they paid for the benefits every Canadian now enjoys. Until this year, the names of the law students were followed by the words: Never Called.

On Monday November 10th, in recognition of the 100th anniversary of the First World War, the Law Society of Upper Canada conducted an Honorary Call to the Bar for those Students-at-Law who left their legal studies to serve Canada and lost their lives in the “Great War.” Images from the event can be viewed here. The invitation only event was held in the rotunda of Osgoode hall and was followed by a reception in the Great Library and a formal dinner in Convocation Hall. Lawyer Art Linton, 1st Battalion Black Watch (1966-70) represented SorbaraLaw at this event.

Patrick Shea, who is a lawyer and former Reserve Officer in the Canadian Armed Forces, conceived the Honorary Call. Mr. Shea spent almost two years in research to create detailed biographies. The result is a remarkable book authored by Patrick Shea entitled They Shall Not Grow Old which is available free for viewing online here.

Fallen Soldiers Called to the Bar of Ontario on Nov. 10th 2014

PRIVATE THOMAS WILLIAM EDWARD ALLEN – Millbrook, Ontario, Admitted as a Law Student in 1910, killed in action at the age of 27, June 1917

LIEUTENANT WILLIAM KAY ANDERSON – Lindsay, Ontario, Admitted as a Law Student in 1914, killed in action at the age of 25, January 1918

LIEUTENANT WILLIAM DOUGLAS BELL – St. Thomas, Ontario, Admitted as a Law Student in 1910, killed in action at the age of 24, September 1916

LIEUTENANT ROY WARREN BIGGAR – Hamilton, Ontario, Admitted as a Law Student in 1914, killed in action at the age of 21, March 1918

CAPTAIN GERALD EDWARD BLAKE – Toronto, Ontario, Admitted as a Law Student in 1914, killed in action at the age of 24, July 1916

FIRST LIEUTENANT HAROLD STAPLES BREWSTER – Brantford, Ontario, Admitted as a Law Student in 1914, killed in action at the age of 24, December 1916

CAPTAIN STANLEY HOWSON BROCKLEBANK, MC – Arthur, Ontario, Admitted as a Law Student in 1914, died of wounds at the age of 28, September 1918

PRIVATE WALTER EVERARD ALWAY BROWN – Toronto, Ontario, Admitted as a Law Student in 1915, killed in action at the age of 24, September 1918 (Not called at request of family)

MAJOR JEFFREY HARPER BULL, DSO – Brampton, Ontario, Admitted as a Law Student in 1910, killed in action at the age of 29, August 1918

LIEUTENANT LAWRENCE CODE – Ottawa, Ontario, Admitted as a Law Student in 1913, killed in action at the age of 20, August 1917

LIEUTENANT BRYCE THOMAS DAVIDSON – Mimico, Ontario, Admitted as a Law Student in 1911, killed in action at the age of 25, July 1917

GUNNER GRANT DOUGLAS – Toronto, Ontario, Admitted as a Law Student in 1913, killed in action at the age of 29, August 191

SECOND LIEUTENANT GUY PEIRCE DUNSTAN – Toronto, Ontario, Admitted as a Law Student in 1915, killed in action at the age of 23, July 1916

PRIVATE GEORGE CLEMENS ELLIS – Leamington, Ontario, Admitted as a Law Student in 1910, died of wounds at the age of 25, June 1916

CADET ALMAN MINOR FROOM – Regina, Saskatchewan, Admitted as a Law Student in 1913, killed in action at the age of 25, September 1918

CAPTAIN HAL CHARLES FRYER, MC – Fort William, Ontario, Admitted as a Law Student in 1914, killed in action at the age of 22 September 1917

SECOND LIEUTENANT WILLIAM MILLER GEGGIE – Toronto, Ontario, Admitted as a Law Student in 1913, killed in action at the age of 24, October 1917

LIEUTENANT FRANCIS MALLOCH GIBSON – Hamilton, Ontario, Admitted as a Law Student in 1914, killed in action at the age of 22, August 1915

LIEUTENANT AMBROSE HAROLD GOODMAN – Toronto, Ontario, Admitted as a Law Student in 1917, died of wounds at the age of 21 August 1918

SECOND LIEUTENANT THOMAS SETON GORDON – Owen Sound, Ontario, Admitted as a Law Student in 1914, killed in action at the age of 25, January 1916

CAPTAIN OSWALD WETHERALD GRANT, MC – Toronto, Ontario, Admitted as a Law Student in 1914, killed in action at the age of 23, June 1916

SECOND LIEUTENANT ROBERT GORDON HAMILTON – Toronto, Ontario, Admitted as a Law Student in 1915, killed in action at the age of 22, September 1916

LIEUTENANT WILLIAM NEIL HANNA – Sarnia, Ontario, Admitted as a Law Student in 1912, killed in action at the age of 23, November 1918

SERGEANT HENRY STUART HAYES, MM – Trenton, Ontario, Admitted as a Law Student in 1915, killed in action at the age of 26, December 1916

LIEUTENANT BERNARD STANLEY HEATH, MC – Toronto, Ontario, Admitted as a Law Student in 1915, killed in action at the age of 21, November 1917

MAJOR HUGH ETHELRED MCCARTHY INCE – Toronto, Ontario, Admitted as a Law Student in 1914, killed in action at the age of 23, November 1916

PRIVATE WILLIAM ADAM IRVING – Sudbury, Ontario, Admitted as a Law Student in 1910, killed in action at the age of 21, April 1915

LIEUTENANT ERNEST REECE KAPPELE – Toronto, Ontario, Admitted as a Law Student in 1912, killed in action at the age of 24, April 1917

PRIVATE HENRY KELLEHER – Macroon, County of Cork, Ireland, Admitted as a Law Student in 1913, killed in action at the age of 24, April 1915

PRIVATE THOMAS EWART KELLY – Toronto, Ontario, Admitted as a Law Student in 1915, killed in action at the age of 25, April 1915

LIEUTENANT LLOYD BUTLER KYLES – Toronto, Ontario, Admitted as a Law Student in 1914, killed in action at the age of 22, October 1918

CAPTAIN EDWARD JOSEPH KYLIE – Lindsay, Ontario, Admitted as a Law Student in 1915, died in military service of typhoid fever at the age of 35, May 1916

LIEUTENANT GEOFFREY LYNCH-STAUNTON – Hamilton, Ontario, Admitted as a Law Student in 1915, killed in action at the age of 20, march 1917

LIEUTENANT GEORGE LAWRENCE BISSETT MACKENZIE – Toronto, Ontario, Admitted as a Law Student in 1913, killed in action at the age of 24, June 1916

SECOND LIEUTENANT RODERICK WARD MACLENNAN – Toronto, Ontario, Admitted as a Law Student in 1914, killed in a flying accident at age of 24, December 1917

LIEUTENANT GEORGE GEOFFREY MAY – Ottawa, Ontario, Admitted as a Law Student in 1915, killed in action at the age of 23, April 1917

Fallen Soldiers Called to the Bar of Ontario on Nov. 10th 2014

LIEUTENANT JAMES IGNATIUS JOACHIM McCORKELL – Udney, Ontario, Admitted as a Law Student in 1917, killed in action at the age of 23 August 1918

SECOND LIEUTENANT RONALD GWYNNYD MONTAGUE McRAE – Weston, Ontario, Admitted as a Law Student in 1915, killed in action at the age of 23 January 1918

CAPTAIN GRANT DAVIDSON MOWAT – Peterborough, Ontario, Admitted as a Law Student in 1916, killed in action at the age of 23, August 1917

LIEUTENANT HAROLD GLADSTONE MURRAY – Fort Frances, Ontario, Admitted as a Law Student in 1915, killed in action at the age of 22, December 1916

CAPTAIN HUBERT PATTERSON OSBORNE – Fredericton, New Brunswick, Admitted as a Law Student in 1914, killed in action at the age of 22, July 1917

CAPTAIN FRANKLIN WALTER OTT, MC – Toronto, Ontario, Admitted as a Law Student in 1914, killed in action at the age of 25, September 1918

LIEUTENANT HENRY ERROL BEAUCHAMP PLATT – Toronto, Ontario, Admitted as a Law Student in 1913, killed in action at the age of 24, May 1916

CAPTAIN MAURICE CAMERON ROBERTS, MC – Hamilton, Ontario, Admitted as a Law Student in 1913, killed in action at age of 21, November 1918

PRIVATE WILLIAM MILLROSE ROYS – Cornwall, Ontario, Admitted as a Law Student in 1917 at the age of 21, killed in action at the age of 22, August 1918

LIEUTENANT STANLEY ARTHUR RUTLEDGE – Fort William, Ontario, Admitted as a Law Student in 1913, killed in action at the age of 26, November 1917

PRIVATE STANLEY SMITH – Toronto, Ontario, Admitted as a Law Student in 1914, died of wounds at the age of 20, May 1918

LIEUTENANT THOMAS HERBERT SNEATH – Toronto, Ontario, Admitted as a Law Student in 1913 at the age of 18, died of wounds at the age of 21, September 1916

LIEUTENANT JOHN HERBERT ADAMS STONEMAN – Toronto, Ontario, Admitted as a Law Student in 1913, killed in action at the age of 25, September 1918

CADET DAVID ALEXANDER SWAYZE – Dunnville, Ontario, Admitted as a Law Student in 1912, killed in a flying accident at age 22, October 1917

CAPTAIN WILLIAM KEITH McGLASHEN SWAYZE – Lindsay, Ontario, Admitted as a Law Student in 1917, died AT AGE 21, February 1920

Fallen Soldiers Called to the Bar of Ontario on Nov. 10th 2014

LIEUTENANT ROYLAND ALLIN WALTER, MC – Goderich, Ontario, Admitted as a Law Student in 1917, killed in action at the age of 28, September 1918

LIEUTENANT CHARLES HERBERT WHITE – Port Hope, Ontario, Admitted as a Law Student in 1915, died of wounds at the age of 21, August 1917

LIEUTENANT MAURICE FISKEN WILKES – Brantford, Ontario, Admitted as a Law Student in 1913, killed in action at the age of 24, September 1916

LIEUTENANT REGINALD PRINSEP WILKINS – Wetaskiwin, Alberta, Admitted as a Law Student in 1915, killed in action at the age of 26, September 1918

LIEUTENANT WILLIAM HARTELY WILLARD – Toronto, Ontario, Admitted as a Law Student in 1915, killed in action at the age of 21, September 1916

LIEUTENANT ARTHUR PATRICK WILSON, MC – Tilbury, Ontario, Admitted as a Law Student in 1917, killed in action at the age of 22, September 1918

LIEUTENANT MATTHEW MAURICE WILSON – Chatham, Ontario, Admitted as a Law Student in 1914, killed in action at the age of 21, October 1918

LIEUTENANT SAMUEL LESLIE YOUNG – Brant, Ontario, Admitted as a Law Student in 1915, killed in action at the age of 21, November 1916

They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, we will remember them.

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