Wednesday 3 June 2009

Sergeant Leonard Goudie

Born on 27 October 1896 in Morrisburg, Ontario - son of Mrs. Bertha Goudie, Cornwall, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Cornwall, Ontario, trade as fireman, single, currently a member of the 59th Regiment (two and a half years), no previous military service, Presbyterian, height of 5 feet 6.5 inches, weight of 150 pounds, chest of 37 inches fully expanded, fair complexion, blue eyes, fair hair.

Joined the 240th Battalion, CEF, in Renfrew, Ontario, on 15 October 1916 (number 1042228) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 18 or 19 January 1918 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 16 June 1919.

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Anonymous said...

Veteran of Two Wars
Leonard Goudie Dies
CORNWALL, Dec. 30.—(Special)—seized with a sudden here attack while at work at the toll house of Roosevelt International Bridge, here Saturday, Leonard Goudie, a veteran of the First Great War, died almost immediately. He was in his 50th year. Mr. Goudie was born at Cardinal, Ont., and was a son of the late Robert Goudie and his wife, Bertha Phillips. He had made his home here since he was quite young. For a time in 1914 and 1915 he served on the Canal Guard, but enlisted in the 38th Battalion of Ottawa and went overseas with that unit. During the recent war he was with the Veterans Guard and served in Ottawa and Kingston with the finger print branch of the Department of National Defence, until he was discharged last September. He had since been employed on the staff at the bridge. A brother, Ernest Goudie, Toronto, and a sister, Mrs. Lorna Doull, Cornwall, survive. The funeral will be held Monday afternoon, under Canadian Legion auspices, from Meldrum’s Funeral home to Trinity Parish Cemetery. Interment will be made in the vault at Woodlawn Cemetery to await burial in the spring. —Ottawa Journal, 31 Dec 1945, Mon p5