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:
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.