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Thomas Albert Cornforth

Information about birth

Date of birth:
21/01/1883
Place of birth:
Breadsall, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom

General information

last known residence:
243 Carruthers Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Profession:
Labourer
Religion:
Roman Catholic

Army information

Country:
Canada
Force:
Canadian Expeditionary Force
Rank:
Private
Service number:
246212
Enlistment date:
15/04/1916
Enlistment place:
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Units:
 —  Canadian Infantry, 21st Bn. (Eastern Ontario)  (Last known unit)

Information about death

Date of death:
03/11/1917
Place of death:
Crest Farm, Passchendaele, Belgium
Cause of death:
Killed in action (K.I.A.)
Age:
34

Memorial

Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial
Panel: Panel 10 - 18 - 26 - 28.

Points of interest 4

#1 Place of birth
#2 Last known residence
#3 Enlistment place
#4 ‘Place of death’

My story

"Killed in Action." During an intense enemy bombardment on the night of November 3/4th 1917, he was killed by shrapnel, while in support line at Passchendaele.

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