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

Lieutenant D’Arcy Rein Wadsworth ’10

Died: October 19, 1916

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Lieut. D’Arcy Rein Wadsworth died of wounds in Picardy, Oct. 18th, 1 916, aged 23 years. Lieut. Wadsworth was the son of Mr. W. A. Wadsworth, the well-known banker. He was born in Toronto in 1893, and educated first at Ridley and later at Upper Canada College. After four years at U.C.C., 1906-1910, he entered the Bank of Montreal. He was well known as an active member of the Toronto Cricket Club and R.C.Y.C. After taking an officers’ course with the School of Infantry in June, 1915, he was attached as lieutenant to the 84th Battalion and trained with that corps at Niagara-on-the-Lake. He accompanied his battalion to England in June, 1916, and was drafted to the 75th and sent to France after six weeks’ training in England to join the 4th Division. They were engaged in trench fighting at Ypres, but in September were moved to the Somme. Lieut. Wadsworth received the wounds which caused his death while instructing his men in bomb-throwing.

College Times (Summer 1916) pg. 11-12

 

More information about Lieutenant D’Arcy Rein Wadsworth ’10 can be found at:

Upper Canada College Roll of Service 1914-1919

Canadian Virtual War Memorial