Sir Frederick William Thomas AE was Lord Mayor of Melbourne from 1957–1959, having been persuaded to stand for Council by his friend Field Marshal Sir Thomas Blamey. During World War II, he served as a Group Captain in the Royal Australian Air Force. He was invested as a Commander of the Order of Orange-Nassau with Swords for services to the Netherlands in 1941 and invested as Knight Bachelor in 1959.
24.02.2012 [Shreveport Times] - Riser, William Thomas, 90, of Shreveport, died Tuesday; graveside services at 2 pm Saturday in Forest Park East Cemetery, Shreveport; arrangements by Osborn Funeral Home, Shreveport. Watson, Billy Ray, 57, of Shreveport, died Sunday; services at 1 pm