• NAME: Pte. Thomas Riley
  • BORN:  January 3, 1898 (Calgary)
  • DECEASED:  October 26, 1917 (Passchendaele)
  • EPIC BATTLE:  Passchendaele
  • RANK:  Private
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  • Appreciate the role of our military in protecting Canadian interests, values and beliefs.
  • Understand the role our military has had in shaping our country and the world.
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Pte. Thomas Riley

January 3, 1898 - October 26, 1917

Private Thomas Riley from Calgary, Alberta, was a Lewis gunner at the Battle of Passchendaele. Killed in action, what happened to his remains continues to be a mystery and caused many years of consternation and grief for his kin.

 

Private Riley is the first of four stories covered in our Forgotten Fallen video tribute to Canadians who died in the First World War fallen with no known graves.

 

 

 

We thank Heritage Canada for their support in the making of Forgotten Fallen.

Our Intention is to educate Canadian Citizens so that they:

  • Appreciate the role of our military in protecting Canadian interests, values and beliefs.
  • Understand the role our military has had in shaping our country and the world.
  • Are inspired to be engaged and participatory citizens of Canada.
 join us and 
 make a difference