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Thomas William Stone Force: Army Regiment: Canadian Machine Gun Corps Battalion: 40th Battalion/5th Brigade, Canadian Machine Gun Company Regimental Number: 415659 Date of Birth: June 7, 1887 Place of Birth: Folkestone, Kent County, England Country: England Trade: Shoemaker Marital Status: Married Date of Enlistment: May 13, 1915 Place of Enlistment: Yarmouth, Nova Scotia Address at Enlistment: Yarmouth, N.S. Prior Military Experience: 3 years (1903/04/05) Kent (United Kingdom) Volunteers Age at Enlistment: 28 Height: 5 Feet 7 Inches Next of Kin: Mrs T W Stone (wife), New Tusket, Digby County, Nova Scotia Religion: Roman Catholic Thomas Stone is believed to be a one resident of Hebron and an employee of the H. H. Crosby Company (shoe manufacturers) Hebron. He enlisted with the 40th Battalion and was sent as re-enforcement to the 5th Battalion, Canadian Machine Gun Company. He was married to Marguerite Florence Boudreau on September 2, 1913. They had one daughter Anne Elizabeth Stone born in 1914. On the morning of May 1, 1916 two artillery positions each occupied by a gun and crew of the 5th Canadian Brigade Machine Gun Company were damaged by hostile artillery fire between the hours of 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm. Thomas Stone was killed during the action. Date of Death: May 1, 1916 Age at Death: 29 Cemetery: White House Cemetery, Belgium Plot: Mem. II. The White House Cemetery, Belgium is located north-east of Ypres. There are now 1,163 Commonwealth servicemen of the First World War buried or commemorated in this cemetery. Commemorated on Page 169 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. This page is displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on April 17 Listed on the Nominal Roll of the 40th Battalion.
Private Thomas William Stone
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