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Leo Joseph Bottie
Leo Joseph Bottie Rifleman F/41001 Royal Rifles of Canada, R.C.I.C. December 29, 1917 West L'Ardoise, Richmond Co., NS August 2, 1940 Aldershot, NS West L'Ardoise, Richmond Co., NS 22 5 feet, 9 ½ inches medium brown dark brown Labourer Single Roman Catholic Henry Bottie (Father) West L'Ardoise, Richmond Co., NS January 6, 1944 26 (age is incorrect on grave stone) Yokohama War Cemetery, Japan Sec. A. A. 7. Commemorated on page 254 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on May 28 Rifleman Bottie was the son of Henry F. and Angeline Bottie, of West L'Ardoise, NS. He sailed from Canada for service at Hong Kong on December 11, 1941. He was taken as a prisoner of war at Hong Kong on December 25, 1941. He was transported to a Japanese prisoner of war camp at Niigata, where he died of dysentery and Beriberi on January 6, 1944.