Etc. -- Roy B. Thompson Killed in Action, 1917
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A lightly edited transcription of a page 1 article in the 31 May 1917 Simcoe Reformer newspaper.

killed in action

Private Roy Bowden Thompson (photo) (796113) youngest son of Charles Thompson of Head Street south, Simcoe, was barely 19 when the 133rd Battalion landed in England, and was not permitted to go to France at first.

After volunteering for several drafts he was accepted and got to the trenches on 8 Apr 1917.

He was killed 4 May 1917.

An older brother, Gordon, went with the First Contingent.

A lightly edited partial transcription of a page 1 article in the 31 May 1917 Waterford Star newspaper.


A belated cable received yesterday morning advised Section Foreman Chas. Thompson that his youngest son, Pte. Roy B. Thompson, was killed in action on 4 May 1917.

Roy signed up with the former 133rd, only 17 years old. He was 18 years old on 7 Sep last. He went into the trenches on 8 Apr 1917.

Previous to signing up, Roy lived at home as a mere boy. His elder brother, Gordon, went over with the first contingent and spent one year and nine months in the trenches. Since 4 Feb 1917, he has been ill in England. 


A transcription of a page 9 item in the 2 May 1918 Simcoe Reformer newspaper.

In Memoriam

In loving memory of Private Roy B. Thomason, of Simcoe, killed in action, 4 May 1917 at the 
Battle of the [Somme].


See Roy's Attestation paper: side 1 | side 2

Roy B. Thompson

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