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METHERAL, TA - Lieutenant

Lieutenant
THOMAS ARTHUR (TA) METHERAL

  • Canadian Fallen Soldier - Lieutenant THOMAS ARTHUR METHERAL
  • Lieutenant
    THOMAS ARTHUR (TA) METHERAL

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    THOMAS ARTHUR (TA) METHERAL
    20 October 1896
    Singhampton, Ont., Ontario, Canada
    911062
    1 September 1916
    Lieutenant
    Royal Flying Corps
    5 June 1917
    Shot down while flying as Observer on photo-recce op over Menin, Belgium.
    20 years
    ARRAS MEMORIAL
    Reburied (1956) Cement House Langemark Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery, Belgium
    World War I
  • Lieutenant THOMAS ARTHUR METHERAL's Story

  • Born
    20 October 1896 in Singhampton, Ont., Ontario, Canada
    Enlisted
    1 September 1916 | Age: 19 years
    Buried
    5 June 1917 - ARRAS MEMORIAL | Age: 20 years
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Interesting Facts

  • Born in Singhampton, Ont., Profession "Teacher" with home in Moose Jaw, Sask (although a student at Queen's University) upon enlistment Sep. 1916 in 196 Western Universities Bn (Saskatchewan Regt). Overseas Nov. 1916. Promoted lieutenant Feb. 1917. Posted to 45 Sqn RFC April 1917 and completed training as air gunner 31 May 1917 on Western Front. KIA 6 days later. Died with pilot and fellow teacher Robert Smith Bennie when their Sopwith Strutter plane encountered 16 enemy planes over Menin and went down in flames while both men jumped. Surv. Parents Thomas John and Martha Metheral and 8-yr-old sister Jane in Moose Jaw.

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Fallen Soldiers from Singhampton, Ont. Ontario, Canada

Fallen Comrades of the Royal Flying Corps


Fallen Soldiers buried in ARRAS MEMORIAL