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  1. 1. Designed by -- *For more info on Our Three Lost Soldiers, Remembered, continue reading to view their bios. *All three attended Harbord Street Collegiate Institute (as it was then known) before going on to university or work, or just joining up to fight upon leaving high school--dependent on age at the time of the war. Please join us on November 11th, when we Remember the Fallen…. *Lt. Myer Tutzer Cohen , M.C. (Military Cross--the 2nd highest award for bravery in the armed forces-- the Victoria Cross is the highest) *Lt. Col. Thomas Craik Irving, D.S.O. (Distinguished Service Order--a medal also right up there and just barely below the M.C.) *Lt. Walter Howard Curry-- no medal awarded Our new plaque, honouring Our Three Lost Harbord Soldiers, remembered, will be unveiled at the service
  2. 2. Designed by The Harbord Club is requesting your assistance in helping us fundraise to honour Three Lost Harbord Soldiers. The monies are for the design, preparation and manufacture of a bronze plaque containing the 3 names and will be affixed to "Our Soldier". This plaque will be unveiled on November 11th, 2014. Our aim is to raise a minimum of $2500.00 for the monument addition. Any amount will be appreciated. Thank you! PLEASE DONATE! You are Invited… If you plan to attend the Service, please RSVP before noon on Wednesday Nov. 5th by doing the following: #1. Call the school at 416 393 1650 #2. Ask to leave a message for either Syd Moscoe or Belinda Felix. #3. RSVP by leaving your name and say that you will be attending the unveiling #4. On Remembrance Day morning, please meet by Our Soldier as we will commence promptly at 10:30 am. #5. Please come to the Museum, located on the first Floor by the office, for some light refreshments after the unveiling This is how you can help! Make your donation to the Harbord Club and make a difference! All cheques of $50.00 and over for which a charitable receipt is required should be made payable to “Harbord Charitable Foundation” and on the face of the cheque in the Memo line insert the words “For the Harbord Club”. For any amount less than $50.00 or if a receipt is not required, please make you cheque payable to “Harbord Club”. Thank you! Please Help Us Out!
  3. 3. Designed by LT. MYER TUTZER COHEN Lieutenant Myer Tutzer Cohen’s name is missing from Harbord Collegiate’s list of those who served and gave their lives in the First World War. It was only after receiving an email from a Mr. Earl Chapman, a historian of The Black Watch, inquiring about Lt. Cohen and whether or not we could confirm that he had been a Harbord alumnus. Mr. Chapman then sent us a copy of an article from the Toronto Star dated November 17, 1917 reporting on Lt. Cohen’s death in the battle of Passchendaele on November 3, 1917. The article went on to state that he had been educated at Harbord Street Collegiate. He and his family lived at 558 Huron Street, well within Harbord’s catchment area. He was awarded the Military Cross for gallantry on October 19, 1917. The award was accepted by his father, Moses Mark Cohen, at Government House in Toronto on April 19, 1918. Mr. .Chapman’s email went on to say that: “Myer’a service is commemorated in the Church of St. Andrew and St. Paul in Montreal, the Regimental Church of The Black Watch of Canada. The church features a magnificent memorial window, said to be one of the finest in Canada, which was dedicated to the 42nd Battalion (one of the three battalions raised for service with the Royal Highlanders). In the window, above the head of David, the Warrior King, is a six pointed Star of David inserted in honour of Lieutenant Cohen-a tribute to the ‘ memory of a gallant young Jew who, in sharing the high and chivalrous traditions of a proud and great Regiment , gave all he had for Canada’. LT. COL. THOMAS CRAIK IRVING Lt. Col. Thomas Craik Irving , attended Harbord Street Collegiate Institute, University of Toronto, and McGill University. In August 1914, he was appointed a Captain in the Canadian Expeditionary Force and Commanding Officer of the 2nd Field Company, First Divisional Engineers, which he recruited in Toronto. He reached France in February 1915 with his unit, and served through the battles of Ypres, Festubert and Givenchy. Later in the year he was promoted to the rank of Major. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Order for his services in the third battle of Ypres in June 1916. In the following autumn , he was gazetted Lieutenant-Colonel and appointed to the command of the Engineers of the 4th Division, which he commanded in the battles of the Somme and Vimy and through the following campaign before Lens. On October 29th,1917, when the battle of Passchendale was in progress, he was killed in his Headquarters by a fragment of a bomb dropped from and enemy’s aeroplane. At the time of his death he was married to Jessie Edna Murray whom he had met while stationed in England. He is buried at Brandhoek Military Cemetery. On January 1st, 1918, his name was Mentioned in Despatches for his services at Passchendale.. LT. MYER TUTZER COHEN LT. COL. THOMAS CRAIK IRVING
  4. 4. Designed by BUSINESS NAME 123 Fake Street, City, ST 12345 Phone: (555) 555-5555 Fax: (555) 555-0000 LT. WALTER HOWARD CURRY Lt. Walter Howard, while serving in the 19th Battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Force was killed in action on August 27 ,1918 at the age of 27. He was the son of James Curry and Mary Purdon of 10 Nassau Street. He attended Harbord Street Collegiate Institute and the University of Toronto. He first went overseas with a draft of Officers in September 1916 , arrived in France in November 1917, originally being attached to the Royal Flying Corps until April 1918 when he joined the 19th Battalion (infantry). Though injured in May he rejoined his unit in July. .Following the battle of Amiens he was killed in action on the first day of the advance from Arras ( Amiens and Arras were part of the “Hundred Days Offensive”, a series of battles in which Canada played a substantial role in the retreat and defeat of the German army. Lt. Curry is buried at Achincourt Road Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France and has a memorial headstone in Toronto’s Mount Pleasant Cemetery. LT. WALTER HOWARD CURRY