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William Hector Thompson

In memory of:

Flying Officer William Hector Thompson

February 14, 1943

Military Service


Service Number:

C/9632

Age:

46

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Additional Information


Son of George and Sarah Ann Thompson; husband of E. Marguerite Thompson, of Ottawa, Ontario.

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:

MADOC (LAKEVIEW) CEMETERY
Ontario, Canada

Grave Reference:

Lot 119. Block E.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

  • Newspaper Clipping– Remembered on the pages of the Ottawa Journal. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– Remembered on the pages of the Ottawa Journal. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of WILLIAM HECTOR THOMPSON– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Gananoque Remembers– Gananoque, Ontario is a small town situated on the St. Lawrence River in the heart of 1,000 Islands.  It is one of hundreds of communities throughout Canada with war memorials which commemorate more than 110,000 men and women who lost their lives during both world wars. Over a  thousand citizens from Gananoque and surounding areas served in the navy, army, or air force: 83 lost their lives in parts of Canada, and in the battlefields of Europe.  Among the dead of Gananoque include a 15 year old solider, a father of ten, four sets of brothers and a Victoria Cross winner. 

Today the town cenotaph lists the names of those who died and  few citizens are aware of their family backgrounds or their circumstances of their deaths. Geraldine Chase of Gannaoque and Bill Beswetherick of Kingston believed it was necessary to collect this information and perpetuate their sacrifices. 					

Gananoque Remembers book is a tribute to those who gave their lives for our freedom.
  • Memorial Page– William H. Thompson is honoured on page 158 of the Gananoque Remembers booklet, published on January 31, 2005.
  • Photo of William Thompson– Photo of William Hector Thompson, Royal Canadian Navy, World War One (on the right).
  • Grave Marker
  • Photo of William Thomspon– Photo courtesy of nephew, Gerald Saddlemire.

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