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Memorial to the Fallen
The Great War 1914 ~ 1918 | Ninetieth Anniversary

Profiles of the Fallen

Paul McLaughlin
Rank and Honours: Private
Unit(s): 3rd University of Toronto Company, then transferred to The Princess Patricias Canadian Light Infantry, Eastern Ontario Regiment
Next of Kin / Parents: James Francis McLaughlin (father), 83 Glen Road, Toronto, Ontario.
  Isabella McLaughlin (mother)
  Frank McLaughlin (brother)
Date of Birth: 11 November, 1895
Enlisted: July, 1915 in Toronto
Date of Death (& Place):  
 

2 June, 1916, Reported missing after Sanctuary Wood (Toronto Star obituary of 20th March 1917 says 'since Zillebeke')

4 June, 1916, later reported killed in action

Age: 20
Burial Information: Unknown, refer to Menin Gate (Ypres) Memorial, Belgium
Further Personal Information: PTE. P. McLAUGHLIN KILLED
  Pte. Paul McLaughlin, son of the late J.F. McLaughlin, who has been missing since Zillebeke, is now presumed to have fallen in action. Hope that he was alive was practically given up after inquiries by his brother, Mr. Frank McLaughlin, of the Chartered Trust Company, through the United States Department, showed that the German authorities had no trace of the missing man. Pte. McLaughlin was 20 years of age and went overseas with the 3rd University Overseas Company.
  The Toronto Star, March 20th, 1917
  Obituary 20th March, 1917.
  Photo of memorial plaque, courtesy of Gary Nelson.
Details have been verified from the following sources:

Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Veterans Affairs Canada

Commonwealth War Grave Commission