Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Wilbert Harry Thomas

In memory of:

Flying Officer Wilbert Harry Thomas

October 23, 1942

Military Service


Service Number:

J/9551

Age:

21

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

158 (R.A.F.) Sqdn

Additional Information


Son of William Daniel and Edith Alimina Thomas, of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Commemorated on Page 119 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

PIHEN-LES GUINES WAR CEMETERY
Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

1. A. 9.

Location:

Phien-les-Guines is a village 10 kilometres south-south-west of Calais and about 3 kilometres east of the main road from Calais to Boulogne. PIHEN-LES GUINES WAR CEMETERY is on the southern side of the village and lies 70 metres north of the Communal Cemetery with the entrance through the Communal Cemetery.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of Wilbert Harry Thomas – This is the only picture taken of Wilbert in uniform.  He was killed in action soon after.  Wilbert was a pilot of a Halifax Bomber. His brother Alan Thomas was a flight instructor in the British Commonwealth Air Training Program who survived the war.
  • Memorial – Flying Officer Wilbert Harry Thomas is commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial – Father J P Lardie's comments as inscribed on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial – Flying Officer Wilbert Harry Thomas is commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens

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