…..Here’s how the Toronto newspaper reported the wounds Tommy sustained in Sicily.
…..Because Tommy claimed to be eighteen in order to join the army in 1939, his age as reported here was incorrect. He had actually turned twenty only a week before he was wounded in Sicily.
…..One suspects that Tommy was not really serious about his lofty military career plans. He never became a general, which suited his family just fine. It probably suited the Canadian army well, too.