Soldiers of the First World War database entry - C.G.B. Thompson
Captain Charles Gardner Burton Thompson, M.C. (Nov. 1918)
As found in regimental records; dated 1 March 1918:
For conspicuous devotion to duty and marked leadership as a Company Commander from Sept 22, 1917, to Feb 24th, 1918. On many occasions and especially during the fighting at PASSCHENDAELE he has made personal reconnaissances of the line and by skilful deployments and careful study of the situation has inflicted losses on the enemy with the minimum of casualties to his Company. By tactful handling of his company under many trying circumstances and his personal bravery he has set a splendid example to his men and thoroughly gained their confidence. Mentioned in Despatches 7.11.17.
SUPPLEMENT TO THE LONDON GAZETTE, 11 JANUARY, 1919; 10 January 1919, Issue number: 31119
Capt. Charles Gardner Burton Thompson, M.C., R. Can. Regt., Nova Scotia Regt. - This officer, who was suddenly called upon to take command of his battalion, directed their attacks on two occasions. His masterly leadership and resourcefulness, seldom found in a junior officer, directly contributed to the splendid success of the regiment in both operations. His extreme coolness under most trying circumstances and his disregard of personal danger set a fine example to all ranks. (M.C. gazetted 3rd June, 1918.)
Medals awarded to Captain Charles Gardner Burton Thompson, M.C.
Photographed by M.M. O'Leary at an antique show and sale, London, Ontario, May 2010.
Date of Birth - 29 Mar 1889