Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Thomas Wellwood Thompson

In memory of:

Flying Officer Thomas Wellwood Thompson

June 29, 1944

Military Service


Service Number:

J/25699

Age:

28

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

76 (R.A.F.) Sqdn

Additional Information


Son of Amos Wellwood Thompson and Myrtle Thompson; husband of Vera Annie Thompson, of Scarborough Junction, Ontario.

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

Burial Information


Cemetery:

LESGES CHURCHYARD
Aisne, France

Grave Reference:

Grave 6.

Location:

Lesges is a village 16 kilometres south-east of Soissons and about 5 kilometres south of Braine a small town on the road from Soissons to Reims. The war graves lie in the south-east part of the LESGES CHURCHYARD near the southern boundary.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of Thomas Thompson– Thompson, Thomas Wellwood - Flying Officer.  Born 17th January, 1917, at Winnipeg. Entered the service of the Bank 13th May, 1935. Served at Parkhill and Caledonia, Ont., and Toronto city branches. Enlisted 16th May, 1942, from Yonge & Gould (Toronto) in R.C.A.F. Pilot Officer in May, 1943; Flying Officer in December, 1943. Trained at Toronto, Fingal, Ont., and St. Johns, Que. Served at Halifax. Overseas in June, 1943.  Killed in action in France 29th June, 1944. From a memorial booklet prepared by the Canadian Bank of Commerce.
  • Newspaper Clipping– Memorialized on the pages of the Globe and Mail. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– The Toronto Star, February 10, 1945, page 16
  • Cemetery– Churchyard at Lesges, Aisne, France (CWGC)
The graves of F/O Thompson and six RAF members of the crew are the only military burials in the churchyard. They are

F/O John G. Jannings, Pilot, age 21, Grave 1 
Sgt. Jack Beeson, Flight Engineer, age 20, Grave 2
Sgt. Colin F. Poole, Wireless Operator/Air, age 21, Grave 3
Flt. Sgt. Robt. Givens, Navigator, age 24, Grave 4
Sgt.  B. C. Acourt, Air Gunner, Grave 5
F/O T. W. THOMPSON, Bomb Aimer, age 28, Grave 6
Sgt. Ronald P. Lucas, Air Gunner, age 20, Grave 7
  • Memorial– Flying Officer Thomas Wellwood Thompson 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 Thomas Wellwood Thompson is commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens

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