CEF Soldier Detail

Captain Trumbull Warren
Died: April 20, 1915

Regimental Number:
NA
Survived War:
No
Force:
Army
Regiment:
Canadian Infantry
Battalion:
15th Battalion
Company:
Place of Birth:
London
Country:
Next of Kin:
Marjory Laura Warren, Wife, 47 Yonge St., Toronto
Address at Enlistment:
Date of Birth:
July 18, 1886
Trade or Calling:
Manufacturer
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 10 Inches
Chest:
36 1/2 Inches
Expansion:
5 Inches
Religion:
Church of England
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Enlisted
Saw service in:
Europe    
Cause of Death:
Killed in Action
Battle Died/Wounded:
Ypres Salient
Date of Death:
April 20, 1915
Age at Death:
28
Buried at:
Ypres Reservoir Cemetery, Belgium
Plot:
I. A. 68.
Commemorated:
Toronto Board of Trade Memorial
 
Prisoner of war:
No
Interned:
Gender:
Male
Ethnic Origin:
Caucasian
LAC Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 1Box 10108 - 32
Canadian Virtual War Memorial
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Rank Regiment Unit Company
Captain Canadian Infantry 15th Battalion

Son of Mr. H. D. and Sarah Trumbull Warren; husband of Marjory L. Snively (formerly Warren), of "Glenlonely," Aurora, Ontario.

War Diary for 15th Battalion "In Billets Ypres", April 20, 1915 states "Capt. Trumbull Warren Killed in Cloth-Hall Square."  Battalion had been in billets in Ypres since April 16 and during this time they were shelled in the town of Ypres by both artillery and hostile aircraft, to the extent that special orders were issued on April 17 to limit the men "congregating in the street" and officers "not to leave the immediate vicinity of their posts".

President of Gutta Percha and Rubber Company of Toronto. 

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A full length portrait in uniform of Captain Trumbull Warren appeared in the Shoe and Leather Journal, The Acton Publishing Company Limited, Toronto, May 01, 1915 issue, page 41, with the following information, as transcribed below:

MET DEATH ON FIELD OF ACTION

The grim realities of war have been brought home very poignantly to many Canadians and nearly every town, city and village in the Dominion has contributed its quota of best manhood and best citizenship to the awful sacrifice.  The shoe and leather trade will mourn the death of Captain Trumbull Warren, president of Gutta Percha & Rubber, Limited, Toronto, who was killed recently in action and his remains have been interred in France.  Trumbull Warren was one of the best liked and most manly young business men in Toronto.  The eldest son of the late H. D. Warren, president of Gutta Percha & Rubber, Limited, he received his early education at Upper Canada College.   He always took an active interest in military affairs and underwent a training course in the Royal Military College, after which he was connected with the 48th Highlanders, becoming a provisional lieutenant.  It was with the rank of lieutenant that he left Toronto with the first contingent.  The deceased officer was one of the first to volunteer his services, as he had a high sense of honor, responsibility and patriotism.  In business circles he was much respected for his thoroughness and intensity of purpose.  Previous to his father's death, he entered the factory of the company to learn the business in every department and on the passing away of his parent, Captain Warren joined the office staff as acting treasurer.  Two years ago he was made president, a post which he filled with credit to himself and to the company.

Captain Trumbell Warren was 29 years of age and was married some years ago to Miss Marjory Braithwaite, of Montreal, who survives, along with two little girls.  All the members of the staff of Gutta Percha & Rubber, Limited, deeply deplore the death of their president and yet there is a feeling of pride that he nobly upheld the honor and integrity of the British Empire in the fullest measure with his life blood.