CEF Soldier Detail

Private Thomas Henry Baron
Died: October 13, 1918

Regimental Number:
27163
Survived War:
No
Force:
Army
Regiment:
Canadian Infantry
Battalion:
17th Reserve Battalion
Company:
Place of Birth:
Blackburn, Lancashire
Country:
England
Next of Kin:
Elizabeth Baron, mother. 133 Langford Avenue, Toronto, Ontario
Address at Enlistment:
Date of Birth:
July 8, 1890
Trade or Calling:
Labourer
Marital Status:
Single
Prior Military Experience:
No
Place of Enlistment:
Valcartier, Quebec
Date of Enlistment:
September 18, 1914
Age at enlistment:
24
Height:
5 Feet 8 Inches
Chest:
34 Inches
Expansion:
3 Inches
Religion:
Church of England
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Enlisted
Saw service in:
Europe    
Cause of Death:
Died of Illness
Battle Died/Wounded:
Wounded May 23, 1915 at Festubert
Date of Death:
October 13, 1918
Age at Death:
28
Buried at:
Prospect Cemetery, Toronto, Ontario
Plot:
405
Commemorated:
 
Prisoner of war:
No
Interned:
Gender:
Male
Ethnic Origin:
Caucasian
Research Notes

15th Battalion Nominal Roll

Source:  M. I. Pirie 

Rank Regiment Unit Company
Private Canadian Infantry 17th Reserve Battalion
Private Canadian Infantry 15th Battalion B Company
Private Canadian Infantry 17th Reserve Battalion
Private Canadian Infantry 15th Battalion B Company
Images
Pte. Thomas Baron, Gassed & Wounded at Festubert, Prospect Cemetery, Toronto, Ont.

Son of Thomas Baron and Elizabeth Baron (nee Lawson); younger brother of Lawson Baron (Service No. 138004) and Robert Baron (Service No. 55579), and older brother of Albert Baron (Service No. 285360) and Harold Baron (Service No. 228436)

The shrapnel wound that he suffered on May 23, 1915 resulted in the loss of his right eye. Discharged Medically Unfit. In September 1917, two years after being discharged from the service, he was diagnosed with pulmonary tuberculosis

Thomas Baron is buried at buried at Prospect Cemetery, St. Clair Av. West, Toronto, Ont.  A special Veterans' plot was set aside in this cemetery in 1917 to be used for returned soldiers.  This was a project of the cemetery and the Great War Veterans' Association. The first interment in this plot was made on August 5th, 1917.  (Toronto Star - Sept. 14, 1917).

A Cross of Sacrifice is central to the Veterans' plot at Prospect. This Cross was unveiled on Sunday June 4th, 1922. (Toronto Star - June 3, 1922).

Baron's gravestone (see attached photo) is marked:

15th BATT.
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
PTE. THOMAS BARON
GASSED & WOUNDED AT FESTUBERT
DIED OCT. 13, 1918
AGED 23 YEARS

Note:  Although Thomas Baron's gravestone indicates that he was gassed and wounded at Festubert (1915), and he died shortly before the war's end, he is not listed on the CWGC register of the Canadian Virtual Memorial.

This is worth following up on to see if he can be added.