Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Robert Clifford Darling

In memory of
Captain
Robert Clifford Darling
April 19, 1915

Military Service:

Age:
26
Force:
Army
Unit:
Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment)
Division:
15th Bn.

Additional Information:

Son of Mrs. Annie M. Darling, of 2 Dale Avenue, Toronto, Ontario. Husband of Phyllis A. Darling, also of Toronto, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 11 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information:

Cemetery:
TORONTO (MOUNT PLEASANT) CEMETERY ; Ontario, Canada
Grave Reference:
Sec. V. Lot 89.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Press Clipping – In memory of the members of the 15th, 92nd and 134th Battalions (48th Highlanders) who went to war and did not return. Remembered by the 48th Highlanders Museum 73 Simcoe St. Toronto, Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me.
  • Press Clipping – In memory of the men and women memorialized on the pages of the Winnipeg Evening Tribune during World War One. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping – Newspaper clipping from Daily Telegraph of April 21, 1915. Image taken from web address of http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/ww1-archive/11545927/Daily-Telegraph-April-21-1915.html
  • Grave marker of Robert C. Darling
  • Photo of Robert Clifford Darling – From "The War Book of Upper Canada College", edited by Archibald Hope Young, Toronto, 1923.  This book is a Roll of Honour including former students who served during the First World War.
  • Memorial Tablet – Captain Robert Clifford Darling is remembered on this brass Memorial Tablet. It was unveiled on May 1st, 1921 in memory of Upper Canada College students who died on active service during  the First World War.  Upper Canada College is located in Toronto, Ontario.
  • Press Clipping – Article dated April 19, 1915.
  • Press Clipping 2 – Article dated April 21, 1915.
  • Photo of Robert Clifford Darling – Toronto Evening Telegram, April 21, 1915.
  • Group Photo – Officers of the 48th Highlanders from "The Red Watch - With the First Canadian Division in Flanders" written by Colonel J.A. Currie, M.P.  Published in Toronto in 1916 and dedicated to the memory of the Canadian soldiers who fell in Flanders.  Capt. Darling is described on several occasions in this book covering the experiences of the 48th Highlanders (15th Battalion) from 1914-15.  In this group portrait he is in the bottom row (seated) and second from the right.
  • Photo of Robert Clifford Darling – This photograph of Captain Darling was published in "The Red Watch - With the First Canadian Division in Flanders" by Colonel J.A. Currie, 1916.
  • Grave Marker – Photo of Captain Darling's grave taken in August 2003.  Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto.
  • Detail of Inscription
  • Group Photo – Commanding Officer LCol JA Currie (centre); Deputy Commanding Officer Maj WR Marshall (right) and, Adjutant Capt RC Darling (left) Belgium 1915
Photo from the archives of the Regimental  Museum of the 48th Highlanders of Canada, Toronto, ON
Submitted by BGen G. Young 15th Battalion Memorial Project Team.
 DILEAS GU BRATH
  • Badge – 15th Bn cap badge. Photo by BGen G. Young 15th Battalion Memorial Project Team
  • Shoulder patch – 1st Division, 3rd Brigade shoulder patch worn by 15th Battalion (48th Highlanders of Canada). Photo BGen G. Young 15th Battalion Memorial Project Team..
 
DILEAS GU BRATH
  • Funeral – Funeral of Capt RC Clifford Toronto, 1915

Photo from the archives of the Regimental Museum of the 48th Highlanders of Canada, Toronto, ON 
Submitted by BGen G. Young 15th Battalion Memorial Project Team
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  • Funeral – Funeral of Capt RC Clifford Toronto, 1915

Photo from the archives of the Regimental Museum of the 48th Highlanders of Canada, Toronto, ON 
Submitted by BGen G. Young 15th Battalion Memorial Project Team
DILEAS GU BRATH
  • War Memorial – 676 Captain Robert Clifford Darling (RMC 1904-1907) was the son of Mrs. Annie M. Darling, of  Toronto, Ontario. He studied at Upper Canada College and the Royal Military College of Canada. He was the proprietor of Robert Darling & Co of Toronto. He was the husband of Phyllis A. Darling of Toronto, Ontario. He enlisted on August 4, 1914. He served as Adjutant, 48th Highlanders Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment), 15th Bn, 3rd brigade. He served in France in February 11, 1915. He was wounded in action on the 23rd of March near Neuve Chapelle France. He died in London, England on April 19, 1915 at 26 years of age. He was buried in Sec. V. Lot 89 of the Toronto Mount Pleasant Cemetery with military honours. He is commemorated on the Memorial Tablet at Upper Canada College, the Memorial Arch at the Royal Military College of Canada and on page 11 of the First World War Book of Remembrance.
  • Stained Glass Memorial – Ex-cadets are named on the Memorial Arch at the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ontario and in memorial stained glass windows to fallen comrades.

676 Captain Robert Clifford Darling (RMC 1904-1907) was the son of Mrs. Annie M. Darling, of  Toronto, Ontario. He studied at Upper Canada College and the Royal Military College of Canada. He was the proprietor of Robert Darling & Co of Toronto. He was the husband of Phyllis A. Darling of Toronto, Ontario. He enlisted on August 4, 1914. He served as Adjutant, 48th Highlanders Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment), 15th Bn, 3rd brigade. He served in France in February 11, 1915. He was wounded in action on the 23rd of March near Neuve Chapelle France. He died in London, England on April 19, 1915 at 26 years of age. He was buried in Sec. V. Lot 89 of the Toronto Mount Pleasant Cemetery with military honours. He is commemorated on the Memorial Tablet at Upper Canada College, the Memorial Arch at the Royal Military College of Canada and on page 11 of the First World War Book of Remembrance.
  • Memorial – Ex-cadets are named on the Memorial Arch at the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ontario and in memorial stained glass windows to fallen comrades.
  • Photo of Robert Darling – Captain RC Darling, Adjutant, BHQ, 15th Battalion CEF (48th Highlanders of Canada).
Extracted from a panoramic photograph of the 15th Battalion on parade prior to embarkation from Canada to the UK as part of the 1st Contingent of the Canadian Expeditionary Force.

Photograph from the arhives of the 48th Highlanders Museum, Toronto and submitted by BGen G Young, 15th Battalion Memorial Project team.

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  • Photo of Robert Darling – Photos of alumni of the Royal Military College of Canada, who were killed in action, line the memorial stairwell. 676 Captain Robert Clifford Darling (RMC 1904-1907) was wounded in action on the 23rd of March near Neuve Chapelle France. He died in London, England on April 19, 1915 at 26 years of age.
  • Memorial – He is listed on the Memorial Arch at the Royal Military College of Canada.
  • Photo of Robert Clifford Darling – Capt R.C. Darling.  Submitted by 15th Bn Memorial Project Team.  DILEAS GU BRATH
  • Press Clipping – Funeral Capt Darling.  From scrapbook of Lt Col William Hendrie in Hamilton city Archives  Submitted by the 15th Bn Memorial  Project Team.  DILEAS GU BRATH

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