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Chute, Donald William

Lieutenant, Royal Canadian Artillery

Donald William ChuteService No. 3
Born in 1919
Died August 23, 1944

Son of William H. J. Chute and of Margaret N. Chute (born Baker), of Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Received B.Sc. (Chemistry and Biology option) in 1942 (The Quad, 1941, p.15); on active service at the time of convocation.

Born in Montreal, attending West Hill High School prior to Bishop’s, Don was described as “an authority on classical music, pipe smoking, and snowshoeing” (The Quad, 1941, p.15).

Don was Assistant Manager of the Football (Rugby) team in 1939; became Manager of the team in 1940 (The Quad, 1939, p. 53; 1940, p.59). Served as the Rugby representative on the Advertising Committee in 1940 (The Quad, 1940, p.49). Member of the Committee on Athletics in 1940; went on to become President of the Committee on Athletics in 1941 (The Quad, 1940, p.58; 1941, p.50).

Don was involved in a great many clubs throughout his university career, among them the Glee Club (The Quad, 1940, p.48; 1941, p.40).

Quickly climbed the ranks in the C.O.T.C.: “the best sergeant in the corps” in his second year, Don then became 2nd Lieutenant, Second-in-Command of the contingent in 1941 (The Quad, 1941, p.15, 45).

Burial Information:

Ancona War Cemetery, Tavernelle, Province of Ancona, Italy

Grave reference I. G. 17.


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