Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Homer Cress Thomson

In memory of:

Private Homer Cress Thomson

November 1, 1918

Military Service


Service Number:

3131355

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Western Ontario Regiment)

Division:

47th Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

January 19, 1893

Commemorated on Page 512 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

A.2. 12.

Location:

Aulnoy is a village and commune in the Department of the Nord, 3.5 kilometres south of Valenciennes.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Gravemarker
  • Photo of Homer Thomson– Homer Cress Thomson was born on 19 January 1893. His father was Francis A. Thomson and his mother was Elizabeth Cress. This photo is a postcard taken in (London?) England by the Campbell studio, 71 Princess Street. On the back it reads: "#3131355 Pte Homer C. Thomson "D" Co. 4th Reserve Batt., Vitley Camp, England. cfo Army Post Office, London, England." 
 Homer is my great uncle on my mother's side and I submit this photo on Remembrance Day, 2008 in his honour.
  • Group Photo– Homer Cress Thomson is in the front row, kneeling, on on the right (as the viewer sees it). The photograph is a post card. It hasn't been addressed or stamped. On the back is written: "Homer Thomson uncle during 1914-18 war".
 The photo of the soldiers is taken in front of a wall and you can make out, very faintly, some words written on the wall, just above the head of the soldier on the left rear.  It may say "Vittley Camp" or "Witley Camp". This is the same camp noted on the other picture of Homer  I sent this week.
  • Post Card– The back of the post card photograph of Homer Cress Thomson where he is standing by himself in uniform.
  • Galt War Memorial– The Cambridge (Galt) War Memorial, Queen's Square, Cambridge, Ontario.  Circa 1930. Frances Loring and William Lyon Somerville.

Inscribed:"TO THEM ALL HONOUR / GUARD YE THEIR VICTORY / 1914-1918 / 1939-1945 / 1950-1953."
  • Close-up of Galt War Memorial– Detail of the Cambridge (Galt) War Memorial.
  • Cemetery

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