Military Service Recognition Book

25 ONTARIO COMMAND ATKINSON, Thomas Hayden Thomas was born on November 2, 1895. He joined the Army at the age of 18 in the winter of 1914-15 and served with the 19th Canadian Infantry Battalion as a Lance Corporal in the Signal Corps. He joined the 9th Battalion, 4th Brigade and spent the duration of his service in France. He fought in the Somme where he was hospitalized for typhoid fever as well as at Vimy Ridge. He was gassed in Ypres resulting in his being hospitalized again in Belgium. He was discharged in July 1919. Thomas is well known in the Warkworth area for his woodcarvings and displays which he made for residents. His hobbies included woodworking and farming. One of the last remaining World War II veterans, Thomas died in the Golden Plough Lodge in Cobourg on June 2, 1994 at the age of 98. He was a member of St. Paul’s United Church as well as Warkworth Legion Branch 380. BALDWIN, Robert Robert was born in Ireland on August 21, 1741. Colonel Baldwin was given charge of the First Regiment of the Durham Militia during the War of 1812 in Upper Canada (Ontario). Robert passed away on November 24, 1816. BALDWIN, J. Russell Russell was born in Toronto, Ontario on May 23, 1922. He joined the Canadian Division of the British Air Force and served in England during WWII. He was a military pilot who sustained an injury but was able to go back to active duty before being discharged in 1945. Russell passed away on September 14, 1992.