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Thomas Frederick Stevenson, an electrician, was drafted into the army in Toronto under the Military Service Act. He was born in Deseronto on December 13th, 1896, the son of John Stevenson and Emma Etta (née Luffman). The family were still in Deseronto in 1911, but by the time Thomas was conscripted they were living in Toronto, at 54 Hamilton Street.

Stevenson joined the 71st Battery of the Canadian Field Artillery with the regimental number 342265. He was five feet ten inches tall, with a fair complexion, blue-grey eyes and auburn hair. His service record shows that he went overseas on October 4th, 1918 on the SS Victoria. He was only in England briefly: he came back to Canada on November 29th on the SS Aquitania. On February 3rd, 1919, he was discharged in Toronto as medically unfit due to a varicocele which required an operation.

Stevenson married Emma Adele Bowles in Toronto on June 20th, 1923. Information from an Ancestry family tree suggests that he died on July 5th, 1961.

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