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Private Thomas Henry Baron

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PERSONAL INFORMATION

Date of birth: 1890-07-08
Place of birth: Blackburn, Lancashire, England
Next of kin: Elizabeth Baron, mother. 133 Langford Avenue, Toronto, Ontario
Marital status: single
Occupation (attested): Labourer
Occupation (normalized): Labourer
Religion: Church of England
Date of death: 1918-10-13
Cause of death: Died of illness

MILITARY INFORMATION

Regimental number: 27163
Rank detail
  1. Private, 17th Reserve Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Army). 1915-06-12 to 1915-08-17.

    Note: Discharged Medically Unfit

  2. Private, 15th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Army). 1915-04-26 to 1915-06-12
  3. Private, 17th Reserve Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Army). 1915-04-01 to 1915-04-26
  4. Private, 15th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Army). 1914-09-18 to 1915-04-01
Degree of service: Europe
Survived war: no
Battle wounded/killed: Wounded May 23, 1915 at Festubert

Images

Pte. Thomas Baron, Gassed & Wounded at Festubert, Prospect Cemetery, Toronto, Ont.
Pte. Thomas Baron, Gassed & Wounded at Festubert, Prospect Cemetery, Toronto, Ont.

RESEARCH INFORMATION

LAC ID: 26161
Attestation record(s): image 1, image 2
Service file: B0471-S042
Uploader's Notes: 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 tuberculosisThomas 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 OFPTE. THOMAS BARONGASSED & WOUNDED AT FESTUBERTDIED OCT. 13, 1918AGED 23 YEARSNote: 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.
Uploader's Research notes: 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 tuberculosisThomas 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 OFPTE. THOMAS BARONGASSED & WOUNDED AT FESTUBERTDIED OCT. 13, 1918AGED 23 YEARSNote: 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.

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Date added: 2006-12-07
Last modified: 2020-10-14