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#1849 Flying Officer Hugh Lockhart Gordon (RMC 1925-1928) was born September 27, 1907, at Toronto, Ontario. He was the son of Colonel H. D. L. Gordon, D.S.O., and Kathleen Cassels Gordon. He entered the Senior Trinity College School in September 1922 and in his final year (1925) became a member of the top set of the Fifth Form. In football, he proved to be a highly competent and dependable outside wing, winning his first team colours. On leaving Trinity College School he was admitted to the Royal Military College of Canada and after a successful career there went on to Trinity College, Toronto. At the end of his first year he left to study Chartered Accountancy, passing his examinations successfully. He was the husband of Helen Gordon of Ottawa, Ontario. For some years he was a member of the firm of Clarkson, Gordon, Dilworth and Nash in Montreal. He was commissioned in the R.C.A.F. at the outbreak of war and won promotion to Flying Officer. He was posted to British Columbia and on August 14, 1940, while being flown to Patricia Bay as Equipment Officer, he was killed on active duty when his plane crashed into the sea near Courtney, British Columbia. He is commemorated on Page 13 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance and with a plaque in St. James Cathedral (Anglican) in Toronto. His grave/memorial is Panel 1 Column 1 at the Ottawa Memorial, Green Island in the City of Ottawa.

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2587 Major Frederick George McLaren (RMC 1937-1939) was born July 21, 1918, at Witley, Surrey, England. He was the son of Lt. Col. George H. McLaren and Sarah H. McLaren; He came to the Junior School in 1928 and spent nine years at T.C.S., being a member of the Sixth Form in his final year (1937). In sports he won third team colours in football and cricket, and second gym eight colours. In recognition of his general standing in the School he was appointed a Prefect. He passed his Honour Matriculation well and entered the Royal Military College of Canada where he became Quartermaster-Sergeant. Interrupting his course to enlist, he received his commission in the 48th Highlanders of Canada in October 1939. He went overseas early in 1940 and served with his regiment in France during the same year. He was promoted to Captain in 1942 and took part in the Sicilian campaign after being torpedoed en route to the Mediterranean. He was the husband of Elizabeth N. McLaren, of Toronto, Ontario. He commanded Headquarters Company of the 48th Highlanders from September 1943 and was promoted to Major in November. He was wounded in December 1943, and after a period of hospitalization rejoined his regiment in the line. A year later he received serious leg injuries when a shell burst near him and he died of wounds on December 5, 1944. His grave/memorial is IV, F, 4 Cesena War Cemetery in Italy and he is Commemorated on Page 388 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance.
Source: Trinity College School Old Boys At War 1899 – 1902 1914 – 1918 1939 – 1945

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#1874 Major Edward Britton Rogers (RMC 1925-29) was born September 9, 1908, at Hamilton, Ontario. He was the son of James Turner Rogers and Florence Atkinson Rogers. In his three years at Trinity College School (22-’25), he won many friends and in his last year he was a member of the Fifth Form and played on Bigside football, being awarded second team colours. He was also a member of the Middleside cricket team. He went on to the Royal Military College of Canada and upon graduating, attended the University of Toronto. He was the husband of Ruth Blanchard Rogers of Gananoque, Ontario. He joined the St. Lawrence Steel and Wire Company in Gananoque and rose rapidly to become Vice-President of the Company. He took an active part in the affairs of his community, was a member of the Gananoque Town Council and a president of the Golf and Country Club. He was commissioned in the R.C.A. in 1941 and went overseas in the rank of Major. He took part in the invasion of the Continent while commanding the 102nd Anti-Tank Battery, 2nd Anti-Tank Regiment, R.C.A. He was killed in action at Caen, France, on July 23, 1944. His grave/memorial is XI. G. 8 Bretteville-Sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery in Calvados, France.

Source: Trinity College School Old Boys At War 1899 – 1902 1914 – 1918 1939 – 1945

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# 1940 Lieutenant-Colonel Frederick Alexander Vokes (RMC 1926-1930) was born September 29, 1907, at Columbo, Ceylon. He was the son of Major Frederick Patrick Vokes, the Engineering officer at RMC and Elizebeth Vokes. He was the brother of #1633 Major General Chris Vokes (RMC 1921). The family lived in Married Quarters at Ridout Row. He came to Trinity College School from Kingston, Ontario, for only one year (25-26) but as a member of the Sixth Form he did well in his work and in football starred as a middle wing. After leaving school he completed successfully his four year course at the Royal Military College of Canada, passing out with the rank of Lance-Corporal. He is the husband of Kathleen Edith Vokes of Manitoba. Recommended for a commission in the Permanent Force, he joined the Lord Strathcona Horse and in 1935 was sent to England for a course with the Imperial Army. In 1937, he was promoted to the rank of Captain and was stationed in Winnipeg. He went overseas in January 1940 as Captain, being appointed Liaison Officer. In September of the same year he was promoted to Major and appointed Officer Commanding the Canadian Reconnaissance Squadron, 2 Canadian Division. Later he was appointed second-in-command of the Canadian Reconnaissance Battalion. In December 1941, on promotion to Lieutenant-Colonel, he commanded the 8th Canadian Reconnaissance Regiment. He took a leading part in the assault on Dieppe in August 1942 and early in 1944 was sent to Italy as Commanding Officer of the 9th Canadian Armoured Regiment. On August 31, 1944 he was seriously wounded in action and died in hospital on September 4, 1944. He was Mentioned in Despatches for distinguished service in Italy. Source: Trinity College School Old Boys At War 1899 – 1902 1914 – 1918 1939 – 1945

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