WILLIAM R. THOMAS, PASSED MIDN, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

William Thomas '47

Date of birth: unknown

Date of death: November 10, 1847

Age: unknown

Lucky Bag

The Lucky Bag was first published in 1894.

Loss

William "succumbed to disease aboard ship off Veracruz" on November 10, 1847 during the Mexican-American War. (Date of death from Register of Alumni and the 1848 "Register of Commissioned and Warrant Officers of the United States Navy and Marine Corps.")

He was appointed a midshipman in 1841 and was born in North Carolina.




Class of 1847

William is one of 31 members of the Class of 1847 in Memorial Hall.