We record with pride and gratitude the names of members of our communities who served their Country

William

William "Bill", THOM
World War 2

From New Brunswick
CA, Army Provost Corps
Saint John Telegraph Journal, August 28, 2003: Bill passed away peacefully at the Saint John Regional Hospital, August 26, 2003 after a short period of falling health. He was born in Fraseburgh, Scotland in 1915 and came to Canada 1929 with his parents Andrew, and Margaret (Noble) Thom and his brothers Dennis, Ronald. All of whom are previously deceased. Bill lived and worked in New Jerusalem on farms and lumber camps. Then joined the army where he served in Canada, in the Provost Corps during the war. He married Elsie Mary Bouchie of Mulgrave, NS whom was also previously deceased. He was also previously deceased by his two sons Vincent (32 years), and Douglas (infant). Bill was employed with Murray + Gregory Ltd. as a truck driver and later as a shipper for 36 years. He served in the Reserve Army (Militia) for a number of years. Bill was a gentle, peaceful man, who enjoyed the simple pleasures of life- the sunshine, gardening, plants, reading, walking, and talking with family and friends.


Parents: Andrew THOM & Margaret NOBLE
Spouse: Elsie Mary BOUCHIE

Sources:

  • McKinney, David, Veterans from the Base Communities (NewBrunswick-Mail List, Date: Wed, 11 Nov 1998, Base Gagetown Assoc. Newsletter - Part 1 & 2)
  • Cleadie B. Barnett


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