Archie Thompson
Archie Thompson
Birth: 30 November 1895
Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Death: 3 September 2003
Walkerton, Ontario, Canada
Age: 107 years, 277 days
Country: United Kingdom UK CanadaCAN
Centenarian

Archibald "Archie" Thompson (30 November 1895 – 3 September 2003) was a British-Canadian centenarian, and the oldest known man born in Northern Ireland.

Biography

Archie Thompson was born in Northern Ireland on 30 November 1895 to Irish farmers[1]. He moved to Canada 12 April 1912 few days before Titanic sunk aboard the Lusitania, which was later sunk by a German U-boat in WW1. This is what prompted Archie to join the Royal Army Corps of Engineers in June 1918, in his words, to help preserve freedom and democracy. He earned a Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal during a special ceremony at his home in 2003 for service to country. Following his military service Archie spent 43 years working for the Canadian National Railway. He remained sharp to the end, and was featured on the CBC, in the Globe and Mail, and in newspapers across southwestern Ontario.

Archie Thompson died on 3 September 2003 in Walkerton, Bruce County, Ontario, Canada at the age of 107 years and 277 days[2]. He had 3 children, 12 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, and 6 great-great grandchildren. Archie Thompson is currently oldest known man ever born in Northern Ireland.

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