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Name: Thomas William Stone Regimental Number: 415659 Regiment: Canadian Machine Gun Corps Battalion: 40th Battalion/5th Brigade, Canadian Machine Gun Company Date of Birth: June 7, 1887 Place of Birth: Folkestone, Kent County, England Date of Enlistment: May 13, 1915 Place of Enlistment: Yarmouth, Nova Scotia Address at Enlistment: Yarmouth, N.S. Prior Military Experience: 3 years (1903-1905) Kent (United Kingdom) Volunteers Age at Enlistment: 28 Height: 5 Feet 7 Inches Complexion: Dark Eyes: Greenish Brown Hair: Dark Trade: Shoemaker Marital Status: Married Religion: Roman Catholic Next of Kin: Marguerite Florence Stone (Wife), New Tusket, Digby Co., NS Date of Death: May 1, 1916 Age at Death: 29 Cemetery: White House Cemetery, Belgium Plot: Mem. II. 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. Thomas Stone was a shoe maker employed with the H. H. Crosby Company (shoe manufacturers) in Hebron, Yarmouth Co., NS. He was married to Marguerite Florence Boudreau (1893-1967) on September 2, 1913. They had one daughter Anne Elizabeth Stone born in 1914. He enlisted in with the 40th Battalion in Yarmouth and following training departed Canada arriving in England on October 28, 1915. He embarked for France for service with the 5th Battalion, Canadian Machine Gun Company on March 8, 1916. 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. He is buried in the White House Cemetery, Belgium.
Thomas William Stone
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