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Name: Thomas Millard Rank: Leading Aircraftman/Bomb Aimer Service No: R/183105 Regiment/Service: Royal Canadian Air Force #2 Bombing and Gunnery School (Mossbank, Saskatchewan) Date of Birth: March 14, 1925 Place of Birth: Liverpool, Queens Co., NS Date of Enlistment: October 15, 1942 Place of Enlistment: Halifax #16 Recruiting Centre RCAF Address At Enlistment: Yarmouth, NS Age at Enlistment: 17 Height: 5 feet, 9 inches Weight: 162 Complexion: Fair Eyes: Blue Hair: Blond Trade: Student Marital Status: Single Religion: Baptist Next of Kin: Thomas Millard Sr. (Father) Yarmouth, NS Date of Death: August 24, 1943 Age at Death: 18 Cemetery: Liverpool Baptist Cemetery (Nova Scotia, Canada) Grave Reference: Family Plot. The 76th name on the WWII list of the Yarmouth War Memorial Commemorated on page 194 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on April 20 Thomas was the son of Thomas and Pauline Millard, of Yarmouth, NS and brother of George Duncan Millard. His mother died in 1930 and his father remarried. Thomas lived in Liverpool for ten years and Yarmouth for seven years prior to his enlistment. He attended school in Liverpool between 1930 and 1935 and school in Yarmouth between 1935 and 1941. He studied 1st year of Engineering at Acadia University in 1942 prior to his enlistment. Thomas was 17 at the time of his enlistment; however, he received his father’s consent as required. Leading Aircraftman Millard was under training when he was killed in the crash of Anson #7431 aircraft, while flying on a routine bombing exercise. The accident occurred 14 miles west and 6 miles north of Gravelbourg, Saskatchewan. His instructor, Sergeant Bertram George Warren, also was killed in the accident.
Thomas Millard
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