Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Cuthbert Thomas Thomas

In memory of:

Corporal Cuthbert Thomas Thomas

February 27, 1900

Paardeberg, South Africa

Military Service


Service Number:

7553

Age:

27

Force:

Army

Unit:

The Royal Canadian Regiment

Additional Information


Son of Fred Thomas of New Edinburgh, Ontario. Corporal Thomas was connected with the Governor General's Foot Guards for many years and at the time of his enlistment in "D" company was Senior Sergeant in No. 5 Coy. He was an enthusiastic soldier, constant attendance at all regiment classes and has two long service badges. Corporal Thomas comes from old military stock and has five other brothers connected with the militia, all having passed through the Governor General's Foot Guard.

Commemorated on the Corporal Cuthbert T. Thomas Plaque.

Commemorated on Page 41 of the South African War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

VENDUSIEDRIFT GARDEN OF REMEMBRANCE (PAARDEBERG)
South Africa

Grave Reference:

N/A

Location:

Located 9.1 km from the Paardeberg Museum. Follow the dirt road and turn right at the Cannon sign, travel 600 m then turn right and travel a further 200 m.

Digital Collection

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  • Memorial
  • Gravemarker
  • Photo of Cuthbert Thomas
  • Letter
  • Monument– A bronze statue and stone shaft in Confederation Park, 123 Laurier Avenue West, Ottawa, ON is a monument to the Ottawa volunteers who died in the South African War. Made by the sculptor, Hamilton MacCarthy, it was installed here in 1969, after several moves. Its original location was near the old City Hall which used to stand on Elgin Street. Some believe that the model for the soldier was the sculptor's son, Coeur de Lion MacCarthy, who made many of the carvings for the Centre Block. Other works by the father include the Champlain monument at Nepean Point and that of Ottawa mayor, Samuel Bingham, in Notre-Dame Cemetery in Vanier.
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[upper plaque/plaque du haut] 
ERECTED BY 30,000 CHILDREN OF OTTAWA AND ADJOINING COUNTIES IN MEMORY OF 
TPTR. G. BRADLEY
DR. R. BRADLEY
GR. E. PIGOTT
CPL. W.S. BRADY
PTE. O.T. BURNS
PTE. H. COTTON
CPL. C. THOMAS
PTE. E. DESLAURIERS
PTE. W.A. HULL
PTE. Z.R.E. LEWIS
PTE. F.J. LIVING
PTE. E. MCINTOSH
PTE. W.H.J. ROSS
WHO LOST THEIR LIVES IN THE SOUTH AFRICAN WAR 1900 - 1901 
[lower plaque/plaque du bas] 
http://www.cmp-cpm.forces.gc.ca/dhh-dhp/nic-inm/sm-rm/mdsr-rdr-eng.asp?PID=753
Photo Credit: Will Thompson; Hellmut Shade
  • Memorial Panel– Plaque in Governor General's Foot Guards Regimental Museum,Ottawa WAS the erected by comrades of Number 5 Company, the Governor General Foot Guards. The plaque is dedicated to the memory of Sergt. Cuthbert T. Thomas, member of the No. 5 Coy the G.G.F.G. killed in action at Paardeberg, South Africa on 27th February 1900.

http://www.cmp-cpm.forces.gc.ca/dhh-dhp/nic-inm/sm-rm/mdsr-rdr-eng.asp?PID=8452

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