Thomas Michael Flanagan


Jun 29, 1890

Born at Kingston Ontario


Apr 25, 1907

Attested into the 14th Regiment, Princess of Wales’ Own Rifles at Kingston Ontario 

Ø      Number 797

Ø      Occupation given as Plumber

Ø      Residence given as 125 Ordnance St

Ø      Posted to No 2 Company 

There is no record in the PWOR files to indicate when he was discharged


Apr 6, 1915

Attested into the 18th Battalion at London Ontario 

Ø      Number 54314

Ø      Next of kin given as Mrs Mary Flanagan (mother) of 130 Lower Bagot St, Kingston Ontario

Ø      Previous occupation given as Sailor

Ø      Previous military experience given as 4 years with 14th Regiment, PWO Rifles

Ø      Religion given as Roman Catholic


Apr 18, 1915

Embarked the SS Grampian at Halifax Nova Scotia



Apr 29, 1915

Disembarked at Avonmouth England and proceeded to West Sandling Camp, near Hythe, Kent


Aug 1, 1915

Transferred to the 21st Battalion at own request in order to serve with friends


Sep 14, 1915

Embarked the St Seiriol at Folkestone



Jan 2, 1916       

Wounded in leg and died while being transported to No 3 CCS (Casualty Clearing Station)


Baileul Communal Cemetery
Baileul France

Below is from the book A Rifleman Went to War by HW McBride, a member of the 21st Battalion Machine Gun Section 


Below is from the Kingston Daily Standard, March 25, 1916


Thomas Flanagan is commemorated on the Kingston, Ontario Memorial Wall

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