Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Deric Broughall

In memory of
Private
Deric Broughall
May 2, 1915

Military Service:

Service Number:
9175
Age:
19
Force:
Army
Unit:
Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment)
Division:
3rd Bn.

Additional Information:

Born:
October 1, 1895

Son of F. W. and L. M. Broughall.

Commemorated on Page 6 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information:

Cemetery:
MENIN GATE (YPRES) MEMORIAL , Belgium
Grave Reference:
Panel 18 - 24 - 26 - 30
Location:

The Menin Gate Memorial is situated at the eastern side of the town of Ypres (now Ieper) in the Province of West Flanders, on the road to Menin and Courtrai. 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. Designed by Sir Reginald Blomfield and erected by the Imperial (now Commonwealth) War Graves Commission, it consists of a Hall of Memory", 36.6 metres long by 20.1 metres wide. In the centre are broad staircases leading to the ramparts which overlook the moat, and to pillared loggias which run the whole length of the structure. On the inner walls of the Hall, on the side of the staircases and on the walls of the loggias, panels of Portland stone bear the names of the dead, inscribed by regiment and corps. Carved in stone above the central arch are the words:


TO THE ARMIES OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE WHO STOOD HERE FROM 1914 TO 1918 AND TO THOSE OF THEIR DEAD WHO HAVE NO KNOWN GRAVE.

Over the two staircases leading from the main Hall is the inscription:

HERE ARE RECORDED NAMES OF OFFICERS AND MEN WHO FELL IN YPRES SALIENT BUT TO WHOM THE FORTUNE OF WAR DENIED THE KNOWN AND HONOURED BURIAL GIVEN TO THEIR COMRADES IN DEATH.

The dead are remembered to this day in a simple ceremony that takes place every evening at 8:00 p.m. All traffic through the gateway in either direction is halted, and two buglers (on special occasions four) move to the centre of the Hall and sound the Last Post. Two silver trumpets for use in the ceremony are a gift to the Ypres Last Post Committee by an officer of the Royal Canadian Artillery, who served with the 10th Battery, of St. Catharines, Ontario, in Ypres in April 1915."

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of Deric Broughall – 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 – Private Deric Broughall 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.
  • Newspaper Clipping – Article from the Toronto Star for 1 September 1915 referring to the death of Deric Broughall.
  • St Thomas (Anglican) Church – St. Thomas (Anglican) Church, Huron St., Toronto, Ontario.   The octagonal 
Baptistry (1917) houses a central baptismal font, and also serves as a World 
War One memorial for the war dead of this parish. The room includes stained 
glass windows by the Bromsgrove Guild. These show images of medieval 
knights, St. Michael the Archangel and St. George, and a wounded soldier in 
a circa 1914-1918 military uniform standing among red poppies.  Individually 
inscribed wooden war memorial panels line the walls.  Each panel includes 
the name of a war casualty in gilt lettering with rank, unit and date of 
death.
  • War Memorial Window – One of the sets of War Memorial stained glass windows in the St. Thomas 
Church Baptistry.
  • Memorial – A detail of the memorial panel dedicated to Pte. Deric Broughall.  Located in the St. Thomas Church Baptistry, Toronto, Ontario.
  • Plaque – A special memorial panel dedicated to Pte. Deric Broughall.  Located in St. Thomas Church, Toronto, Ontario.
  • Newspaper Clipping – Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me

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