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Thomas Edgar Parkinson

In memory of:

Captain Thomas Edgar Parkinson

September 18, 1944

Military Service






Queen's Own Rifles of Canada, R.C.I.C.


1st Bn.

Additional Information

Son of Matthew and Eizabeth Parkinson, of Toronto, Ontario; husband of Helen Harriet Parkinson, of Toronto.

Commemorated on Page 411 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information

Grave Reference:

6. B. 12.


Leubringhen is a village in the Department of the Pas-de-Calais, halfway between Calais and Boulogne. The Calais Canadian War Cemetery is in Leubringhen and is situated on the east side of the Calais-Boulogne road, 14 kilometres from Calais. From Calais leave the motorway at junction 9 and turn left onto the N3-E402 toward St Inglevert. Proceed through the village and immediately after, turn first left over motorway bridge and follow the road for approximately 250 metres. The Calais Canadian War Cemetery will be found on the left.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Memorial– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Circumstances of death– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Document– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of Thomas Edgar Parkinson– Captain Parkinson joined the QOR of C in July 1940 and served with the Regiment in England for three years.  He was Officer Commanding Headquarters Company on D-Day. Captain Parkinson was killed by machine gun fire while crossing a bridge near Boulogne in an attempt to retrieve the body of LT JDL Stewart of A Company who had been KIA.
  • Newspaper Clipping– From the Toronto Star for 2 October 1944.
  • Newspaper Clipping– Memorialized on the pages of the Globe and Mail. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– This is a copy of the obituary for Captain Parkinson from the Toronto Telegram in September 1944.
  • Grave marker for Thomas Parkinson– This photo of Captain Parkinson's grave at Calais Cemetery was taken by myself on a visit to France in June 1997.

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