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Thomas Thomson

In memory of:

Flying Officer Thomas Thomson

November 21, 1943

Military Service


Service Number:

J/11060

Age:

25

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

#418 City of Edmonton Squadron

Additional Information


Son of Edward and Janet Thomson, of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

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:

BROOKWOOD MILITARY CEMETERY
Surrey, United Kingdom

Grave Reference:

47. G. 5.

Location:

Brookwood is 30 miles from London (M3 to Bagshot and then A322). The main entrance to Brookwood Military Cemetery is on the A324 from the village of Pirbright. Brookwood Military Cemetery is owned by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and is the largest Commonwealth war cemetery in the United Kingdom, covering approximately 37 acres. In 1917, an area of land in Brookwood Cemetery (originally The London Necropolis) was set aside for the burial of men and women of the forces of the Commonwealth and Americans, who had died, many of battle wounds, in the London district. This site was further extended to accommodate the Commonwealth casualties of the Second World War, and American, Belgian, Czech, Dutch, French and Polish plots containing the graves of Allied casualties. There are also German and Italian plots where prisoners of war lie buried.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

  • Photo of THOMAS THOMSON– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Grave marker– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Grave marker– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Document– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Document– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Letter– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Document– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Group photo– Group photo including Thomas Thomson.
Picture probably taken in 1943 at Ford Aerodrome at West Sussex, England.
Source of picture is probably the National Archives. Flight magazine likely published the picture in 1943. (Source  www.RCAF.com)
  • Photo of Thomas Thomson and Herman Schellenberg– Left to right : Thomas Thomson and Herman Schellenberg

Herman was the son of Jacob A. and Anna A. Schellenberg, of Steinbach, Manitoba. He was a ative of Herbert, Saskatchewan.

Photo was taken in mid 1943 at Ford Aerodrome in West Sussex, United Kingdom. 
They were part of Squardron 418 Edmonton Intruder Group. They flew on a Mosquito aircraft. 

Photo source RCAF.com
  • Newspaper Clipping

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