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Richard Thomson

In memory of:

Lance Corporal Richard Thomson

May 20, 1917

Military Service


Service Number:

171224

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Eastern Ontario Regiment)

Division:

21st Bn.

Additional Information


Commemorated on Page 339 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

BARLIN COMMUNAL CEMETERY
Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

III. B. 42.

Location:

Barlin is a village about 11 kilometres south-west of Bethune on the D188, between the Bethune-Arras and Bethune-St. Pol roads, about 6.5 kilometres south-east of Bruay. The BARLIN COMMUNAL CEMETERY and EXTENSION lie to the north of the village on the D171 road to Houchin.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Newspaper Clipping– Pte. Richard Thomson originally enlisted with the 83rd Battalion in Toronto on August 9th, 1915.  He was born in Edinburgh, Scotland.  His surname was misprinted in this article.

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