669421 Private Edward Thompson was born on 26 June 1898 in Orangeville, Dufferin County, son of Edward Thompson and Mary Ann Elkerton.
He enlisted in the Army on January 28, 1916 (lying about his age by a year), and served until February 11, 1919, with the Q.O.R. 166th Overseas Battalion and the 38th Battalion. He sailed from Halifax and arrived in England on October 19, 1916. Thompson signed his occupation as a teamster, a driver of team animals or a truck driver.
He served in England and Vimy Ridge and received a gun shot wound to his left hand. He was awarded the British War and Victory Medal.
Thompson passed away on September 20, 1972, and is buried in Ontario Pinegrove Cemetery, Port Perry, Durham Regional Municipality, Ontario, Canada
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