William Henry Thompson signature

On this day in 1918 William Henry Thompson, a telegraph operator, was conscripted into the army at Kingston. Thompson was born in Deseronto on November 1st, 1893, the son of Robert Thompson and Mary Ann (née Harvey).

William joined the 1st Depot Battalion of the Eastern Ontario Regiment with the regimental number 3055731. He was five feet seven inches tall, with a dark complexion, blue eyes and brown hair.

Thompson survived the war and married Aletha Georgina Joyce on June 2nd, 1926 in Deseronto. He gave his occupation as ‘railway clerk’ and Aletha as ‘clerk’. Family tree information on Ancestry suggests that he died in Oshawa on February 4th, 1973.