Monday, 30 January 2017

David Thompson: CEF Beechwood

David A. Thompson died of peritonitis on 30 January 1917 at Mowat Memorial Hospital in Kingston where he had been since 7 August 1916.
Born in Scotland on 28 June 1878, son of William Armstrong Thompson and Adelaide Elizabeth Baird Thompson, of Edinburgh, he came to Canada in 1904. He was a jeweler by trade.
He enlisted in Ottawa in December 1914 with the 43rd Regiment and attested on the 24 February 1915 serving in Europe as a Private with the 2nd Battalion, Canadian Infantry, service number:410060.
Over 100 soldiers followed the cortege from his home at 151 Arlington Ave to Beechwood Cemetery.
His wife, Esther M. H. Thompson, also of Scottish birth, survived to September 1946 and is also interred at Beechwood Cemetery.

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