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Thomas Leslie Harling

In memory of:

Lieutenant Thomas Leslie Harling

June 3, 1916

Military Service


Age:

20

Force:

Army

Unit:

5th Canadian Mounted Rifles (Quebec Regiment)

Additional Information


Son of Robert Dawson Harling and Eleanor Harling, of Toronto, Ontario. Native of Liverpool, England.

Commemorated on Page 98 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

VI. D. 36.

Location:

RAILWAY DUGOUTS BURIAL GROUND (Transport Farm) is located 2 Km south east of Ieper town centre, on the Komenseweg, a road connecting Ieper to Komen (N336). From Ieper town centre the Komenseweg is located via the Rijselsestraat, through the Rijselpoort (Lille Gate) and crossing the Ieper ring road, towards Armentieres and Lille. The road name then changes to Rijselseweg. 1 Km along the Rijselseweg lies the left hand turning onto Komenseweg. The cemetery itself is located 1.2 Km along the Komenseweg on the right hand side of the road.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Memorial– Photo from the National Memorial Album of Canadian Heroes c.1919. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me.
  • Photo of Thomas Leslie Harling– Photo from the National Memorial Album of Canadian Heroes c.1919. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me.
  • Newspaper Clipping– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me. From the Annie Boyes collection courtesy of the Simcoe County Archives. http://www.simcoe.ca/dpt/arc
  • Grave Marker– Grave marker ... Railway Dugouts Burial Ground … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Telegram June 1916. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Telegram June 1917. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of Thomas Leslie Harling
  • Biography– Thomas Leslie Harling's biography from the University Schools' 1916 edition of the Annals.
  • University School Tribute– Cover and tribute from the 1916 edition of the University Schools' "The Annals". This edition included Thomas Leslie Harling's photo and biography on their roll of honour.
  • Roll of Service– From the "University of Toronto / Roll of Service 1914-1918", published in 1921.
  • Commemorative Plaque– 1914-18 Memorial Plaque, The University Schools, University of Toronto, 371 
Bloor St. West, Toronto, Ontario.  Erected by the U.T.S. Hockey Club, 
1919-20.
  • Photo of Thomas Harling– From: The Varsity Magazine Supplement published by The Students Administrative Council, University of Toronto 1918.  
Submitted for the Soldiers' Tower Committee, University of Toronto, by Operation Picture Me.
  • Grave marker– The grave marker at the Railway Dugouts Burial Ground Cemetery located approximately 3 kilometres to the south of Ieper, Belgium. May he rest in peace. (J. Stephens 2010)
  • Railway Dugouts Burial Ground– The Railway Dugouts Burial Ground Cemetery, located approximately 3 kilometres to the south of Ieper, Belgium. May they rest in peace. (J. Stephens)
  • The Soldiers' Tower– The Soldiers' Tower was built at University of Toronto between 1919-1924 in memory of those lost to the University in the Great War. The name of "Lt. T. L. Harling 5th C.M.R." is among the 628 names carved on the Memorial Screen, which can be seen at photo left. Photo: K. Parks, Alumni Relations.
  • Memorial Room– Memorial Room, Soldiers' Tower, University of Toronto.  Photo by David Pike, 2010; courtesy of Alumni Relations.
  • Document– Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Biography– In memory of the students from Parkdale Collegiate Institute (Toronto, Ontario), who went to war and did not come home. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me

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