Walker, Alastair

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Walker, Alastair

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        1902 - 1992

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        E. Alastair Walker was born April 1, 1902 in Toronto to Grace Edith Dillon and Ewart Buchan Walker son of Canadian Business and Arts Patron Sir Edmund Walker. Alastair attended Appleby College from 1916 to 1924. He was the nephew of Appleby Headmaster John Guest. While at Appleby, Alastair was Head Prefect (1923-1924), he played on the First Rugby and Cricket teams, which he was awarded Colours, and was a member of the Dramatic Club.

        Alastair received his B.A. from University College, University of Toronto in 1928. After a brief period as a Wall Street 'Runner', he returned to his studies, receiving an Honours B.A. in English in 1931 and a M.A. in 1943 from Selwyn College, Cambridge. In 1932, Alastair joined the Appleby School staff teaching English and Matriculation until he enlisted in 1941. From 1941 to 1944 he lectured at the Ordnance School, Barriefield, emerging with the rank of Major in the Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps. In 1944 he joined the staff at Queen's University as an instructor in the English Department, where he remained until his retirement in 1972. Alastair Walker died November 19, 1992.

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