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

Lance Corporal Aubrey De Vere Arnold Turquand ’09

Died: June 13, 1916

Acting-Sergt. Aubrey de Vere Arnold Turquand was killed on June 13th, 1916. He was the only son of Mrs. McAllum of Toronto, and was of Canadian descent on both sides for several generations.

Sergt. Turquand was born Sept. 2nd, 1896, and entered the Preparatory in 1909, where he proved himself the best all-round athlete they possessed. In 1911 he went to Appleby College, Oakville, and there gained quite a reputation as a good, clean athlete before leaving at Christmas, 1914, to enlist. He had intended taking up law as his profession, but the war interfered.

In January, 1915, he joined the 35th Battalion and went overseas with a draft as a Corporal on Aug. 16th, being promoted to Sergeant on reaching Shorncliffe. On Oct. 23rd be went to France with reinforcements for the 3rd (Toronto) Battalion, as bombardier in the 1st Brigade Grenade Company.

He was wounded on April 16th slightly, but at Ypres, on June 13th, 1 916, while going over a parapet, engaged in bombing work, he was struck by a shell and killed. He was buried in Ypres Churchyard, a cross being placed over his grave. He was not yet 20 years old.

College Times (Summer 1916) pg. 15

More information about Lance Corporal Aubrey De Vere Arnold Turquand ’09 can be found at:

Upper Canada College Roll of Service 1914-1918

Appleby College – View from the Inukshuk: “Remembrance Day Chapel Address” 

Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Canada At War

Canadian Great War Project

Commonwealth War Graves Commission