Lewis Earl Thomson Image

Name

Private Lewis Earl Thomson

Born

1894-07-06

From

Occupation

Bandsaw Filing



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Service Record 1


Regimental Number

648890

Highest Rank

Private

Conflict

Battalion

159th Battalion

Enlisted

North Bay, ON

Enlistment Date

1916-02-11

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97th Regiment

Wounded Date

1917-08-31

Wounds

Shell Shock (neurasthenia)

Discharge Date

1919-02-18

Discharge Cause

Medically Unfit



Notes

His father, Fred Thomson, resided in Southampton, Ontario. A January 30, 1919, Southampton Beacon newspaper article references Lewis returning home to Southampton after doing his bit in France, recovering from wounds, and then training for the Flying Corps in England. His discharge documents express an intent to reside in Cache Bay, ON, after discharge.







News Clippings


Southampton Beacon, January 30, 1918
Southampton Beacon, January 30, 1918

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