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Tommy Squair


Date and Place of Birth: December 28, 1896 Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Date and Place of Death:    September 30, 1918 near Cambrai, France
Baseball Experience: Amateur
Position: Outfield
Rank: Private
Military Unit: 75th Battalion, Central Ontario Regiment, Canadian Infantry
Area Served: France

Thomas A. “Tommy” Squair, son of Frederick and Lillian Squair, was born in Toronto, Ontario, on December 28, 1896. Squair was a promising young baseball and hockey player. He played the outfield for the Excelsior team when they won the Toronto city junior championship in 1916 and when they clinched the intermediate Spalding championship in 1917. He played hockey with St. Andrews and helped them win the senior playgrounds championship in 1915.

Squair served as a private with the 75th Battalion, Central Ontario Regiment of the Canadian Infantry in France. He was killed in action, aged 21, near Cambrai on September 30, 1918.

Private Squair is buried at the Canada Cemetery at Tilloy-Les-Cambrai, France.

Lethbridge Daily Herald, October 31, 1918

Date Added September 6, 2013

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