George and James Thompson

George Thompson lived at Victoria Gardens Summerland. His parents were Mr and Mrs James Thompson. All four of their sons were enlisted in the Canadian army. Their youngest son George served in the regular Canadian army. He served for six years in Malta and in India. At the time of his death he was Number 320, Private George Thompson of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders regiment. His brother David also served in India and before that served in the South African conflict. The Thompson’s oldest son was killed during maneuvers after returning from South Africa. Their fourth son served as a reservist and was called to the French front at Flanders in August 1914. According the June 4th 1915 issue of the Summerland Review, “the sympathy of the community will go forth to the bereaved parents. It is the mothers and fathers who are suffering most, and are making the greatest sacrifices in the great struggle for right and liberty.”

One week after the death of George Thompson, Mr. and Mrs James Thompson learned of the death of their son James . He died in action while serving with the British army in the battle of Flanders