|Battalion||Durham Light Infantry|
Thomas G. Adams was living in Kenora, Ontario in the 1940s and he joined the local branch of the Canadian Legion on 2 February 1942. His address at the time was the Canadian Pacific Railway Lunch Counter in Kenora. His Legion application tells us he enlisted in Newcastle, England in April 1918 and served with the Durham Light Infantry, regimental number H250-342. He also stated he was discharged from service in Durham, England on 18 July 1926. No record of his service has been found but many of the British service records were destroyed in 1940 during a German bombing raid.
The 1945 federal voters lists for Kenora included a T.J. Adams, listed as the proprietor of the CPR restaurant. Despite the different middle intial, it’s very possible this is the same person as the Thomas G. Adams who joined the Legion in 1942. Mr. Adams was married and residing with his wife, Mrs. T.J. Adams. The CPR Station in Kenora was located on Railway Street and the restaurant had opened in 1921.
So far, nothing further is known about Thomas Adams.
By Becky Johnson