Thompson, William Cecil: Service no. 928772 (Military Medal)

Digitized Service Record

Source: 153rd Wellington web site.


Military Medal per London Gazette no. 31430. 3 July 1919.

“1892Trade listed as Farmer. DOB 5-12-92, born Alma. 5 foot 8 inches. Grey eyes, fair hair. Methodist. NOK William Thompson, father. Enlisted Elora 4-4-16 (age 24 years 4 months). On 153rd Battalion Nominal Roll 8-4-16, no transfer noted. On 153rd Nominal Rolls as published Guelph Mercury 10-6-16 and 1-12-16. Embarked with 153rd Halifax N.S. SS Olympic 29-4-17. Arrived Liverpool 7-5-17. Assigned 25th Reserve for Training and Administration. Taken on Strength 18th Battalion 28-3-18. Awarded the Military Medal 9-11-18 1st Division Order 5647. Returned to Canada aboard SS Olympic 21-4-19, Halifax, Nova Scotia. Demobilized London 24-1-19. Ontario Marriage Registry (021781) married Martha (Broughton) Allan (widow)31-12-24 at Elora. Died 6-10-64, Elora.
Funeral for W.C. Thompson of Elora, Veteran of World War I.
Elora – Funeral services were held in Sturrock Funeral Home, Elora, for William Cecil Thompson, a widely know resident of this community, who died suddenly in his home following a heart seizure. He was in his 73rd year. A graveside service was conductd by the RCL Branch 229 Elora, under the direction of Comrade W. Harris Bell. Other comrades participating in the service were William Claxton, Ray E. Plyley, Bert Stimpson, Arthur E. Bayne, Fred J. Magnus, George W. Rogers, Rudolf J. Fladd, Sam Proctor, William N. Eaves, Walter Henderson, Gord Duncan, Norman J. Halls, Harlem Wheeler and Charles Roberts.
Buried Elora Municipal Cemetery.
Photo ph23938 courtesy Wellington County Museum & Archives.
File: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 9664 – 24, courtesy Library & Archives Canada.”

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