Canadian Virtual War Memorial

William Gordon Tough

In memory of:

Lieutenant William Gordon Tough

September 15, 1918

Military Service


Age:

29

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Garrison Artillery

Division:

2nd Bde.

Additional Information


Born:

July 24, 1889
Pembroke, Ontario

Enlistment:

October 1, 1916
Petawawa, Ontario

Only son of Robert John and Margaret Tough, of 114, Glen Rd., Toronto, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 513 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

AUBIGNY COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION
Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

IV. B. 29.

Location:

Aubigny Communal Cemetery is south of the village of Aubigny-en-Artois and the Cemetery Extension is behind it. The village of Aubigny-en-Artois is approximately 15 kilometres north-west of Arras on the road to St. Pol. After turning into the village from the N.39 on the D.75, the Cemetery lies south on a road leading from the centre of the village.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Attestation papers
  • Photo of William Gordon Tough– Photograph - Toronto Star, October 29th, 1918.
  • Newspaper Article
  • Newspaper Clipping– Photograph - Toronto Star, Sept. 21st, 1918.
  • Honour Roll– "University of Toronto / Roll of Service 1914-1918", 1921.
  • Photo of William Tough– From: The Varsity Magazine Supplement published by The Students Administrative Council, University of Toronto 1916.  
Submitted for the Soldiers' Tower Committee, University of Toronto, by Operation Picture Me.
  • Photo of William Tough– From: The Varsity Magazine Supplement Fourth Edition 1918
published by The Students Administrative Council, University of Toronto.  
Submitted for the Soldiers' Tower Committee, University of Toronto, by Operation Picture Me.
  • Memorial– Tough family memorial located in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto, Ontario.  Lt. William Gordon Tough is remembered in the inscriptions on this monument.
  • Inscription– Inscription on front of monument: IN FLANDERS FIELDS / LIEUT. WILLIAM GORDON TOUGH / BELOVED SON OF / ROBERT & MARGARET TOUGH/ BORN 1890.  DIED OF WOUNDS IN FRANCE / SEPT. 15, 1918.
  • Inscription– Additional inscription on the Tough family memorial in Toronto provides details of Lieut. William Gordon Tough's burial location in France.
  • Grave Marker– Photo courtesy of Wilf Schofield, England
  • Photo of William Gordon Tough– 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
  • 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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