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Leonard Arthur Dow Rank: Private Service No: G/32177 Regiment/Service: Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment, RCIC Date of Birth: April 2, 1921 Place of Birth: Yarmouth, Nova Scotia Date of Enlistment: September 3, 1939 Place of Enlistment: St. John, New Brunswick Address at Enlistment: 16 Summer St., West St. John, NB Age at Enlistment: 18 Height: 5 feet 4 ¾ inches Weight: 144 lbs. Complexion: Medium Eyes: Brown Hair: Dark Brown Previous Military: St. John Fusiliers (M.G.) (Active Militia) May 25, 1938 Trade: Carpenter Marital Status: Single Religion: Church of England Next of Kin: Leonard Robert Dow (Father) West St. John, NB Leonard Arthur Dow was born in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, the son of Leonard and Annie Dow. When Leonard was 3 year of age the family moved to St. John, NB. He completed three years of high school at the age of 16 and worked as a carpenter for two years prior to his enlistment. Between enlistment and October, 1942 he was stationed in St. John, NB and served with the St. John Fusiliers. He went overseas arriving in the United Kingdom on October 7, 1942 and served there until July 10, 1943. He was eventually assigned to the Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment, RCIC. and was serving in Sicily when he was wounded in action and died from wounds on July 25, 1943. Date of Death: July 25, 1943 Age at Death: 22 Grave Reference: A, A, 8. Cemetery: Agira Canadian War Cemetery, Sicily Commemorated on Page 154 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on March 31 (Not listed on the Yarmouth War Memorial) Sources and Information: Commonwealth War Graves Commission Veterans Affairs Canada Library and Archives Canada
Leonard Arthur Dow