Thompson, John Thomas

John T Thompson

John Thomas Thompson

Rank: Sergeant

Regiment: 74th Battalion, Canadian Infantry, Canadian Expeditionary Force

Parents: Mr Jim (James) & Mrs Elizabeth Thompson

Wife: Charlotte Ann Thompson

Parent’s Address: 14 High Street, Hastings

Home Address: 21 Bloor Street, West Toronto

Other Info: The text of ‘Died at Toronto’ reads: … We regret to announce the death of Sergeant J Thompson, son of Mr and Mrs Jim Thompson of the ‘First in, Last Out’ Inn, High Street, Hastings. It occurred at Exhibition Camp, Toronto on April 27th. Sergeant Thompson, only three weeks before, proceeded from Brompton to Toronto to act as instructor and qualify for a commission. On the morning after arrival he complained of not feeling well and was removed to hospital in an ambulance. He died of pleuro-pneumonia. Age 32 years. He was well known in Canada as a man of strength and sterling character. He leaves a wife but no children.

According to CWGC, John is remembered at Toronto (St James) Cemetery, grave reference Blk D (Ravine). Lot 73. South.

You can view John’s enlistment papers for free here.

Published: May 1916

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