Thomas Vincent Patrick signature

Thomas Vincent Patrick died in a flying accident at Camp Rathbun in Deseronto on this day in 1918. He was a cadet in 89 Canadian Training Squadron of the Royal Air Force’s 42nd Wing. The RAF casualty record notes:

Date of Casualty: 18.5.18
Where occurred: Canada Camp Rathbun
Type of Machine: Curtiss JN4
Nature and Cause of Accident: Machine was observed at approximately 2500ft coming down in nose dive & crash to earth.
Result of Accident: Killed

Thomas was born on January 26th, 1893 in Souris, Manitoba, the son of Thomas Hughes Patrick and Margaret (née Nicol). He enlisted in the Royal Flying Corps in Toronto on December 13th, 1917 and was officially appointed to the service on December 17th, with a regimental number of 153643. He had previously been working as a teacher. He was five feet five and a half inches tall, with a medium complexion, brown hair and brown eyes.

Thomas Vincent Patrick was buried in Glenwood Cemetery, Souris, Manitoba.