Regimental Number: 101348
Branch: 8th Battalion
Thomas was born in Cascade, Quebec on April 17, 1888. In 1912, he and his brother Cecil came west to the South Peace; Thomas filed on NW 5-72-6-W6. He enlisted in the Canadian Army in October of 1915 and went overseas. On December 2, 1916, Thomas was wounded at Vimy Ridge. He suffered from shrapnel wounds to his left arm, thigh, hand, and head (p. 57 of his service file names the doctor who performed the surgery). In March of 1917, Thomas was invalided to Canada. He was discharged in August. In the 1920s, Thomas returned to Wakefield, Quebec, where he established his own sawmill.
Sources: surname file; Pioneers of the Peace p. 207