Tuesday 25 September 2012

Private Leonard William Todd

Born on 6 November 1897 in Cardinal, Ontario – son of Mrs. E. Todd, Cardinal, Ontario – at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Cardinal, Ontario; trade as painter; single; currently a member of the Canal Patrol (since 1 December 1915); no previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 6.5 inches fully expanded; chest of 34 inches fully expanded; medium dark complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 156th Battalion, CEF, in Cardinal, Ontario, on 1 March 1916 (number 639821) – taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 24 May 1917 – wounded on 30 October 1917 – invalided to England on 2 November 1917 – invalided to Canada for further medical treatment.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca), online attestation papers; Canadian War Museum, 19740281-001, Manu 58F 2 3, 207th Canadian Infantry Battalion and 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Nominal Roll; The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa Regimental Museum, A400-0007, Master Personnel List for the 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force)

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