Thursday, May 5, 2016

#WWIIPOD James Thrasher KIA 12-11-1944, Westminster Regiment

"Lance-Corporal J.A. Thrasher of The Westminster Regiment (Motor), who holds the PIAT anti-tank weapon with which he disabled the German self-propelled 88mm. gun on which he is sitting, near Pontecorvo, Italy, 26 May 1944."
 (Photographer: Smith, Strathy E.E. Courtesy of Library and Archives Canada)

James Alton Thrasher was soon promoted to Sargent but was killed in action about 7 months after this photo was taken on December 11, 1944. September 8, 1917 - December 11, 1944
Service Number:  K/49637
Age: 27
Force: Army
Unit: Westminster Regiment (Motor)
Citation(s):  1939-45 Star, Italy Star, War Medal, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and Clasp.
WWII Westminster Regiment badge in WWIIFiles collection

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