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Mathais Andrew Heil

In memory of:

Captain Mathais Andrew Heil

May 21, 1943

Toronto, Ontario

Military Service






Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps

Additional Information


October 16, 1909
Lemberg, Saskatchewan


July 7, 1941

Son of Mathias and Catherine Heil, of Lemberg, Saskatchewan.

Commemorated on Page 169 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Saskatchewan, Canada

Grave Reference:

Plot 6. Block E.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Soldiers' Tower Memorial– The Soldiers’ Tower was built by the University of Toronto Alumni Association in 1924 as a memorial to the Great War of 1914-1918. The names of those who died in that conflict are carved on the Memorial Screen at photo left. After the Second World War, more names were carved in the Memorial Arch at the Tower’s base. In total, almost 1200 names are inscribed.  A Memorial Room inside the Tower contains mementoes and artifacts, and a 51-bell carillon serves as the audio element of the living memorial to the alumni, students, faculty and staff who died in the World Wars. The Soldiers’ Tower is the site of an annual Service of Remembrance. Photo: Kathy Parks, Alumni Relations.
  • Memorial Room– Soldiers’ Tower, University of Toronto. Photo: David Pike, courtesy of Alumni Relations.
  • Memorial Arch– The names of those who died in the Second World War were added to the archway beneath the Soldiers’ Tower in 1949. The name of “Capt M. A. HEIL R.C.A.M.C.” is among the names inscribed. Photo: Cody Gagnon, courtesy of Alumni Relations.
  • Memorial Book– University of Toronto Memorial Book, Second World War 1939-1945. Published by the Soldiers’ Tower Committee, 1993. Entry on page 28 reads: “Capt Mathias Andrew HEIL  RCAMC. MD 1933. Died on active service in Toronto, Ontario, 21 May 1943. Buried in Lemberg Cemetery, Lemberg, Saskatchewan.”
  • Biography– Photograph of Heil from Torontonensis,  University of Toronto's yearbook in 1933
  • Group Photo– Image from Torontonensis, University of Toronto's yearbook in 1933 shows Heil's photo with the Alpha Omega Alpha Fraternity members. Heil is shown in the bottom right corner.

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