Saturday, December 13, 2014

William Thomas Cameron

Records from the Library and Archives of Canada include Veterans Death Cards: First World War and the microfilm where they can be found.

When Veterans Affairs was notified of the death of a First World War veteran, a death card was created and those cards are now in the custody of Library and Archives Canada... . 

William Thomas Cameron

Fort Frances, Ontario
Widow: Mrs. Alice Cameron
Died: 13 December 1946

William Thomas Cameron 

District Deputy Grand Master, 1939 
Born at Toronto, Ont., 1881. Died, 13th December, 1946. 
Initiated in Granite Lodge, No. 446 Fort Frances, Ont.

"Bill" Cameron was born in Toronto, moving when very young to Vancouver. He was employed as a telegraph messenger and operator with the Canadian Northern Railway at Vancouver and MacLeod, Alta., later settling in Fort Frances. In 1916 he enlisted in 141st "Bull Moose" Battalion," later being invalided home. He organized Branch No. 78 of Great War Veterans' Association, later known as the Canadian Legion, and was Secretary. 

He possessed a retentive memory, was an extensive reader and a polished speaker. He was a friend of all. 

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