Harry Thomas was a Canadian pianist and composer of popular music. He was born Reginald Thomas Broughton in Bristol, England but when he was 19 years old, he emigrated to Montreal, Canada. He became a life-long friend of Willie Eckstein
from whom he received some tuition and they performed together accompanying silent movies. In 1916, he recorded piano rolls for the Q.R.S. Company in Chicago and went on to New York to record two of his rags for Metro-Art and Universal. He then became a theatre pianist in Montreal later moving to Halifax. His career deteriorated with the advent of talking pictures and he died in poverty in Montreal.