Toowoomba Grammar School Old Boys' Commemorative Website

Since 1885, Old Boys of Toowoomba Grammar School have served their country in Sudan, China, South Africa, Europe, Korea, Malaya, South Vietnam, East Timor and the United Nations Organisation Forces. This website honors those who paid the supreme sacrifice: two Old Boys serving their country in the Boer War; sixty three (updated February 2021) during World War One; one hundred and twenty-two during World War Two; Private Douglas McEwen in Korea; Captain Kenneth Bade, during the Vietnam campaign; and Private Tim Aplin in Afghanistan.

We must remind ourselves that no one who fought in World War One is still alive and very few are alive from World War Two.  It is important that the younger generation do not forget the horrific events of both Wars.  In these uncertain times, the legacy of war is very much alive.  This Website is part of the school’s War Monument, the rest are located in the Old Hall at the school where tablets/plaques have been placed on the walls commemorating different theatres of war. The website is an important contribution to the commemoration of Toowoomba Grammar School Old Boys.  ‘Lest We Forget’.

We wish to acknowledge support for this project by the Queensland Anzac Centenary Spirit of Service Grants Program.


We are currently experiencing server issues and are not able to correct a number of errors.  This will hopefully be sorted out soon.


7 June 2021