Canadian Virtual War Memorial

John Henry Thomas

In memory of:

Private John Henry Thomas

August 19, 1917

Military Service


Service Number:

743178

Age:

28

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (New Brunswick Regiment)

Division:

26th Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

January 25, 1889
Chewal, South Wales

Enlistment:

April 20, 1916
Saint John, New Brunswick

Son of Henry Arthur and Jane Thomas of Caldwell Brook, Victoria, New Brunswick.

Commemorated on Page 338 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

LOOS BRITISH CEMETERY
Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

XVIII. H. 14.

Location:

Loos (Loos-en-Gohelle) is a village to the north of the road from Lens to Bethune. From Lens, take the N43 towards Bethune. Arriving at Loos, turn right at CWGC sign post. The LOOS BRITISH CEMETERY is about 1 kilometre from Loos Church in the southern part of the village.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Post Card
  • Memorial– His name as it is inscribed on the Vimy Memorial. Over 11,000 fallen Canadians having no known place of burial in France, are honoured on this Memorial. He was discovered and exhumed at a later date and now rests in a marked grave.May they never be forgotten. (J. Stephens)
  • Grave marker– Grave marker which now marks his new grave.  Courtesy of Glenn Kerr
  • Grave marker– The group of four who were identified and reburied.  Courtesy of Glenn Kerr
  • Grave Marker– Gravestone at sunset with Royal New Brunswick Regiment ( 26th Bttn) Cap badge.
June 2019
  • Photo of John Henry Thomas
  • Group Photo
  • Photo of John Henry Thomas
  • Attestation Paper
  • Attestation papers
  • Inscription

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