Arthur Joseph Latornell

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Arthur Joseph Latornell, ALS
Known for Member of first ALSA Council

Lieutenant-Colonel Arthur Joseph Latornell was born at Meaford, Ontario, in 1878, and was educated at the public schools there and at Toronto University.

He graduated with honours in Applied Science in 1903 and took a post-graduate course in civil engineering. After graduating he worked for a short time with the Canadian Pacific Railway, and later with the Public Works Department of the Northwest Territories.

In 1906, he was appointed Assistant City Engineer of the City of Edmonton, shortly afterwards becoming City Engineer, which position be held until going overseas.

He obtained his commission as a Dominion Land Surveyor in 1906, and as an Alberta Land Surveyor in 1911. He was a member of the Council of this Association for two years, and took a very active interest in its affairs.

He qualified for a commission in the Artillery in March, 1916, and went overseas early in 1917 with the 75th Battery C.E.F.; there he earned promotion very quickly, being advanced to the rank of lieutenant-colonel.

He died of wounds received in action, after having served at the front for almost a year.