Soldiers of the First World War database entry - C.A. Thompson
Lieut. C.A. Thompsonk
Photo from the Bank of Montreal Memorial of the Great War, 1914-1918 : a record of service (1921).
Lieut. Thompson is buried in the Ecoivres Military Cemetery; Pas de Calais, France.
Canadian Virtual War Memorial: C.A. Thompson
Cyprian A. Thompson; Lieutenant, Royal Canadian Regiment, C.E.F.
Was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, in April 1894. He received his education at the Collegiate Institute, Brantford, Ontario, and at the High School, Fredericton, New Brunswick. At the time of his enlistment he was employed by the Bank of Montreal at Grand Mere, Quebec. In August, 1914, he enlisted as a private in the 8th Royal Rifles of Quebec, 12th Battalion, and went overseas with the First Canadian Contingent. He was later transferred to the 4th Battalion, Canadian Infantry, and arrived in France in May, 1915. On October 19th, 1915, he was shell-shocked, but he soon returned to duty. He received his commission as Lieutenant in August, 1916, and was then attached to The Royal Canadian Regiment. On April 8th, 1917, he was killed in the Vimy sector during an operation carried our preparatory to the main attack on Vimy Ridge.
Date of Birth - 18 Apr 1893
With appreciation to David Black, a member of the CEF Study Group, who discovered the photo and details on Lieut. Thompson in the Bank of Montreal Memorial of the Great War, 1914-1918: a record of service (1921).