This bugle, blown by Lieut. A. Harold Goodman, 116th Batt. of the Canadian Expeditionary Force, was the first to call the Toronto University Canadian Officers Training Corps to arms. An inscription on the instrument states that Goodman “fell at Amiens, Aug. 8th 1918, while heroically leading his platoon against the Germans,” and that it was “presented by his parents of Wychwood Park, Toronto.” Goodman was a University College arts student from 1914 to 1916. “His violin, banjo and piano, which gave so much pleasure to his circle, are silent, and this intensifies our loss,” wrote Harold’s father on September 18, 1918, to Mr. Smith, editor of the University of Toronto Roll of Service. Now the bugle is on display at the Athletic Centre in the Faculty of Physical Education and Health, an oddity among the awards and memorabilia of field and arena heroes of the past.
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