Private Deric Broughall
SAC 1904-1905

#9175 Private Deric Broughall was born October 1, 1895, the son of Fred W. & L. M. Broughall of Toronto and London England. He attended St. Andrew's College, Aurora, Ontario from 1904 to 1905; Upper Canada College, Toronto from 1905 to 1909; Lakefield College, Lakefield, Ontario from 1909 to 1911; and Trinity College School, Port Hope, Ontario from 1911 to 1913. He later worked for the Bank of Nova Scotia at Dundas and Arthur Streets in Toronto and served for 6 months in the Active Militia as a private in the Queen's Own Rifles of Canada.

He was unmarried when he enlisted at Valcartier, Quebec on September 22, 1914 with the 3rd Battalion (Central Ontario Regiment), 1st Brigade, Canadian Expeditionary Force. He went overseas in October of 1914 and to France in February 1915. 

He was killed in action at St. Julien in the Second Battle of Ypres on May 2 (see note below), 1915 at the age of 19 years. He was probably the third Andrean to die in this war. While his grave is unknown, his name is recorded on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium - Panel 18 - 24 - 26 - 30. It bears the names of 55,000 men who were lost without trace during the defence of the Ypres Salient in the First World War.

  • Canadian Virtual War Memorial Page for Deric Broughall. This page also includes a link to his commemoration on Page 6 of the First World War Book of Remembrance.
  • Scanned copies of Attestation Papers - Front - Back
  • Note: This is the date shown on the Canadian Virtual War Memorial page, Veterans Affairs Canada. The Review indicates April 27 and the "War Book of Upper Canada College" indicates April 22.

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