Palser, Thomas John

Regimental Number: 7462
Rank: Private
Branch: 3rd Battalion, South Wales Borderers

Thomas was born in England in 1881. He married Lilian Ada Ransom on January 20, 1909. In 1910, they and their four month old son emigrated to Canada and settled in Manitoba. A veteran of the Boer War, Thomas once again served in the British Army during World War I; he arrived in France in November of 1914. In 1927, Thomas and Lilian moved to Spirit River (SE 32-77-6-W6) where they raised a family of thirteen. Thomas died in 1946 and was buried in the Spirit River cemetery.

Sources: Memories and Moments p. 126