In memory of

Rifleman

Donald Thomas

who died on 6 Jun 1944


Service details
  Conflict
  Service Army
  Unit Regina Rifles
  Rank Rifleman
  Service number L27406
  Date of death 19440606
  Cause of death killed in action
Narrative history
  L27406 Rifleman (Regina Rifles) Donald Thomas (b.1920) of Peepeekisis was KIA on D-Day 19440606 and is buried at Bény-sur-Mer Canadian war cemetery near Reviers, Calvados, France. He was the son of John Thomas. Donald was driving truck for a Fort Qu'Appelle firm when he enlisted at Regina in 1940. He was an Indian boy who left a young wife Jean Ileen at Truro, Colchester Co., Nova Scotia.
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Memorial information
  Saskatchewan rural municipality for commemoration 216 - Tullymet
  Cemetery or memorial location Bény-sur-Mer Canadian war cemetery, Calvados, France    

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  Honour roll location(s) ------
  Geo-memorial Thomas Falls, Saskatchewan     
  Geo-memorial location 56.55°N / 106.2667°W
  Geo-memorial NTS map reference 74B9
  Geo-memorial details In the Haultain River.
Personal information
  Date of birth 19200607
  Place of birth Peepeekisis    (Please click here for map.)
  Date of enlistment 19400614
  Place of enlistment Regina    (Please click here for map.)
  Residence on enlistment Peepeekisis    (Please click here for map.)
  Occupation trucker
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