CEF Soldier Detail

Captain Robert Clifford Darling
Died: April 19, 1915

Regimental Number:
NA
Survived War:
No
Force:
Army
Regiment:
Canadian Infantry
Battalion:
15th Battalion
Company:
Headquarters
Place of Birth:
Toronto, Ontario
Country:
Canada
Next of Kin:
Phyllis Darling, wife. 1106 CPR Building, Toronto, Ontario
Address at Enlistment:
Toronto, Ontario
Date of Birth:
May 23, 1886
Trade or Calling:
Merchant
Marital Status:
Married
Prior Military Experience:
Yes
Place of Enlistment:
Valcartier, Quebec
Date of Enlistment:
September 20, 1914
Age at enlistment:
28
Height:
5 Feet 7 Inches
Chest:
36 Inches
Expansion:
3 Inches
Religion:
Presbyterian
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Enlisted
Saw service in:
Europe    
Cause of Death:
Died of Wounds
Battle Died/Wounded:
Wounded at Neuve Chapelle March 23, 1915
Date of Death:
April 19, 1915
Age at Death:
29
Buried at:
Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto, Ontario
Plot:
Sec. V. Lot 89.
Commemorated:
Arches at the RMC and Upper Canada College
 
Prisoner of war:
No
Interned:
Gender:
Male
Ethnic Origin:
Caucasian
Canadian Virtual War Memorial
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Research Notes
15th Battalion Nominal Roll
Rank Regiment Unit Company
Captain Canadian Infantry 15th Battalion Headquarters
Images
Captain Robert Clifford Darling, 48th Highland Regiment

Son of Mrs. Annie M. Darling of 2 Dale Avenue, Toronto, Ontario; husband of Phyllis A. Darling (nee Helmuth) also of Toronto, Ontario.

Adjutant of the 48th Highlanders 15th Highlanders. Attended the Royal Military College 1904-1907. Member of the 48th Highlanders for 7 years.

According to the Mount Pleasant Cemetery: An Illustrated Guide: M. Filey (pg. 76), Captain Darling was the first Canadian soldier in history to die on foreign soil and subsequently returned to Canada for burial.