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Old Boys who gave the ultimate sacrifice in the Great War.

Captain Trumbull Warren ’04

Died: April 20, 1915

By the death of Captain Trumbull Warren, of the 48th Highlanders, who was killed in France, shortly after his great friend, Clifford Darling, to whose position of Adjutant of the regiment he succeeded, Upper Canada loses one of the most promising of her younger sons.

Entering the school at the age of fifteen, he at once became active in almost every branch of school life, winning his colours on both the cricket and football teams, and captaining the latter in his final year, as well as being a Prefect and taking a very active interest in the Glee Club.

On going on to Royal Military College, at the same time as his friend Darling his earnestness and keeness in everything he did, soon made for him a prominent place in the College, and in his final year he was a C.S.M., and played on the football team all through his course.

His career after leaving College was an extremely useful and busy one, and notwithstanding the fact that his interests were large, he yet found time to take a very great interest in the Boy Scout Movement, and many other equally praiseworthy activities. On the outbreak of war, he at once volunteered to serve with his regiment, the 48th Highlanders, and he lost his life following that path of duty which had guided him all through his career.

To his family at home, and to his young wife and children, the most heartfelt sympathies of all who know him go out, in their great sorrow. A man of the highest ideals, of the utmost straightforwardness of character, generous to a degree, and a true friend, Trumbull Warren’s death serves as a living example of the very best traditions of our school and country.

College Times (Summer 1915) pg. 5-6

More information about Captain Trumbull Warren ’04 can be found at:

Upper Canada College Roll of Service 1914-1919

Trinity College School Record, May 1916- January 1919

The Canadian Virtual War Memorial

World War 1: The war to end all wars [letters from Captain Trumbull Warren]

Canadian Great War Project

“The Red Watch” with the First Canadian Division in Flanders (1916) by Colonel J. A. Currie MP

Imperial War Museum: Lives of the First World War

Commonwealth War Graves Commission