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
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.