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James Austin Thomson

In memory of:

Flight Sergeant James Austin Thomson

May 14, 1943

Military Service


Service Number:

R/121044

Age:

20

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

426 Sqdn.

Additional Information


Son of John James Thomson and Harriet Estella Thomson; husband of Nora Thomson, of Midland Vale, Alberta.

Commemorated on Page 220 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

Plot 13. Row 6. Grave 121.

Location:

Amersfoort is a town lying 50 kilometres south-east of Amsterdam, and 22 kilometres north-east of Utrecht. The Amersfoort (Oud Leusden) General Cemetery is about 2.5 kilometres from the railway station, in an area known as Oud Leusden. The graves are in a special plot, well sited among trees.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

  • Memorial– Father J P Lardie's comments as inscribed on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Flight Sergeant James Austin Thomson is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Flight Sergeant James Austin Thomson is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Photo of JAMES AUSTIN THOMSON– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of JAMES AUSTIN THOMSON– Memorial for RCAF Wellington bomber HE697, which crashed May 14, 1943 at Nederhorst Den Berg, Netherlands, May 14, 1943. Plaque and memorial were dedicated September 13, 2019.
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Calgary Herald. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me

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