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Thomas O'Neill

 

Died: 08 Aug 1997, Welland, Ontario

 

O'NEILL, Thomas - passed August 8, 1997 in Welland, ON. He was born in Newfoundland, but lived in Welland when he enlisted and returned to Welland after the war to stay. He wasn’t very open about the war, he said it was scary and intimidating; but he did dream of travelling again. He said that he travelled the world during the war and always wanted to go back to London England. He said that “the ocean at night can be the most beautiful site and the Atlantic Ocean in the winter was a REAL snow storm”. Thomas was rescued when on of the ships he was on was torpedoed by a German submarine in the English Channel. While he was in the hospital in England he wrote letters home for a few that suffered hand or eye injuries.

 

Ships served in:

HMCS CARAQUET

 

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