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Frank William Thompson

In memory of:

Pilot Officer Frank William Thompson

March 19, 1944

Military Service

Service Number:





Air Force


Royal Canadian Air Force

Additional Information

Son of Harold Edward and Maude Gertrude Thompson, of Toronto.

Commemorated on Page 461 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Ontario, Canada

Grave Reference:

Sec. 31. Lot 32.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo 2 of Frank Thompson– This RCAF photo was taken from Frank's Pers file in Ottawa(2006).  It was taken upon his entry into the RCAF.  The number across the chest in white is his Service ID number.  Frank signed the photo on the back. (see other photo)

Source: Whitehouse via Archives Canada
  • Photo of Frank William Thompson– P/O F. W. Thompson prior to his death in flight training.  A former student of Lawrence Park Collegiate Institute (Toronto) 1940-42
  • Newspaper Clipping– Memorialized on the pages of the Globe and Mail. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Attestation Papers– This shows most of the personal data on Frank as of the day he signed up for the RCAF.

Source: Whitehouse via Archives Canada
  • Attestation Papers (Reverse)– Here you will find the Principal of Lawrence Park Collegiate as a reference for Frank on his entry into the RCAF.

Source: Whitehouse via Archives Canada
  • Document– This is Frank Thompson's highschool registration card.  All  student's filled one out on entering secondary school.  The comments on the bottom are those of the school staff on hearing of his death.
  • Signature– Frank's signature on the back of the photo. 

Source: Whitehouse via Archives Canada
  • Letter– This letter gives the location of the crash and the fact that one of the persons on board the aircraft actually survived the accident.

Source: Whitehouse via Archives Canada
  • Record of Service– Frank's Service Record pg 1.  This shows that he had the air navigator's badge at the time of his death.

Source: Whitehouse via Archives Canada
  • Record of Service (page 2)– Frank's Service Record pg 2.  This side of his record shows all of his postings and accomplishments.

Source: Whitehouse via Archives Canada
  • Document– In March of 1944, Frank was at 34 Operational Training Unit in New Brunswick when he was killed in an air accident as were some many other young trainees.

Source: Whitehouse via Archives Canada
  • Frank's Home
  • Gravemarker– Pilot Officer Thompson was killed in an aircraft accident during his final flight training in Canada.  Thus, he was returned to his parents for burial and not entered into a War Cemetery like his overseas comrades.
Source: Whitehouse via Lawrence Park CI

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