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Ireland, Edward Harold

Private, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry (Eastern Ontario Regiment)

Edward Harold IrelandService no. A/10972
Born July 4, 1891
Died June 2, 1916

Son of the Rev. J. Ellis Ireland, of Montreal.

Received his B.A. in 1912.

Assistant Business Manager for The Mitre from 1910-1911 (The Mitre, October 1910, p.8; December 1910, p.5; February 1911, p.14). Edward is pictured with The Mitre staff on the first page of the June Convocation issue in 1911. He was elected Business Manager for 1911-1912 (The Mitre, June 1911, p.8).

Played inside wing for the Rugby (Football) team, described as the “best man” of the halves in a game against McGill on October 8, 1910. He also served as Warden for the Football Club. (The Mitre, October 1909, p. 53; October 1910, p.18; December 1910, p.20).

Director of the Hockey Club, committee member for the Basketball Club, and Captain of the Boat Club (The Mitre, October 1910, p.25; February 1911, p.27, 28).

Edward placed first in the 100 and 220-yard races (11 seconds and 28 seconds, respectively) as well as the Broad Jump event (15 feet, 10 inches) on Sports Day in 1910. He placed second in the High Jump and 120-yard Hurdles. (The Mitre, December 1910, p.25).

Edward later taught at the Academy of St. Lambert Preparatory to Law at McGill. There he was “one of the star players” on the Football team. (The Mitre, October 1912, p.14).

Studied Law at McGill University from 1914-15. Edward served in France, and was killed in action at Sanctuary Wood.

Burial Information:

Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium

Panel no. 10


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