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James Walter Thomson

In memory of:

Private James Walter Thomson

November 14, 1943
Algeria

Military Service


Service Number:

C/21595

Age:

23

Force:

Army

Unit:

Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment, R.C.I.C.

Citation(s):

1939-45 Star, Italy Star, Defence Medal, War Medal 1939-45 and Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and Clasp.

Additional Information


Born:

September 10, 1920
Renfrew, Ontario

Enlistment:

June 17, 1940
Ottawa, Ontario

Son of William and Sarah Thomson of Arnprior, Ontario.

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:
Grave Reference:

V. G. 6.

Location:

The Bone (or Bona) War Cemetery adjoins the Children's amusement and leisure park, about 400 metres off Route N44 between Annaba and Constantine, on the road to Saraidi. It is about 5 kilometres west of Annaba. It is regretted that it is not possible to keep a copy of the register in this cemetery. Assistance may be obtained from staff when they are present and a copy of the register is available for consultation in the toolshed.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

  • Gravemarker
  • Cross of Sacrifice
  • Ex MCpl Gallant and MWO Day at the Border
  • Bone War Cemetary (Constantine)
  • Photo of James Walter Thomson– As a Cameron Highlander.
  • Photo of James Walter Thomson– On duty.
  • Photo of James Walter Thomson– In civvies.
  • Group Photo– Walter and girlfriend.
  • Photo of James Walter Thomson
  • Memorial Bar– J.W.Thomson's Memorial Bar sent to his parents after his death.
  • Memorial Cross– WWII George VI Memorial Cross or Silver Cross awarded to James Walter Thomson's Mother after his death.
  • Memorial Stained Glass– Tribute to the ten young men of the congregation Grace St. Andrews United Church Arnprior who died WWII. Note J.Walter Thomson's name.
  • Large Memorial Stained Glass– Large stain glass window containing J.Walter Thomson's name in Grace St. Andrews United Church Arnprior.
  • Canadian Volunteer Service Medal & Clasp
  • The Defence Medal– James Walter Thomson's Defense Medal given for six months service in Britain between Sept 1939 and May 1945.
  • The War Medal 1939-1945
  • The 1939-1945 Star– James Walter Thomson's 1939 to 1945 Star awarded for six months in operational areas.
  • The Italy Star– James Walter Thomson's Italy Star Medal awarded to all military personnel who completed at least one operational day in Italy or Sicily between June of 1943 and may of 1945.

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