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Clifford James Thornton

In memory of:

Leading Aircraftman Clifford James Thornton

July 5, 1949


Mountain View, Ontario

Military Service


Service Number:

21789

Age:

27

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

RCAF Station Toronto

Citation(s):

Canadian Volunteer Service Medal, War Medal 1939-1945

Additional Information


Born:

August 4, 1921
Toronto, Ontario

Enlistment:

September 25, 1940
Toronto, Ontario

Son of Clifford and Lillian May (nee Spinks) Thornton of Toronto, Ontario. Husband of Mary (nee Moran) and father of Clifford, Sharon, Douglas and Brian Thornton of Toronto, Ontario. Brother of Erle, Allan, Robert, Roger and Jean Thornton.

Commemorated on Page 6 of the In the Service of Canada (1947 - 2014) Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

OTTAWA (PINECREST) CEMETERY
Ontario, Canada

Grave Reference:

Grave 3, Lot 251, Section F

Digital Collection

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  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Star November 1942. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of Clifford James Thornton– Photo of Clifford James Thornton standing next to Tiger Moth.  Picture was taken circa 1944 in Three Rivers (Trois Rivieres) Quebec.
  • Photo of Clifford James Thornton– Photo of Clifford James Thornton during his wartime service "overseas" in Gander, Newfoundland.  He played clarinet in the RCAF Central Airforce Band.
  • Photo of Clifford Thornton– This photo was taken during Clifford Thornton's war service in Gander, Newfoundland.
  • Photo of Clifford Thornton– Portrait photograph of Clifford James Thornton in his RCAF uniform. Circa 1944.
  • Photo of Clifford Thornton– Postcard photograph of Clifford James Thornton in his RCAF uniform. Converting photographs to postcards was very common in the 1940's.
  • Pamphlet– This digital image is of a music sheet given to Cliffrod James Thornton with various signatures from band members.

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