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Name: Leo Francis Toney Rank: Private Service Number: F/36224 Regiment: South Saskatchewan Regiment, R.C.I.C. Date of Birth: March 4, 1924 Place of Birth: Cambridge, Kings Co., NS Date of Enlistment: December 28, 1943 Place of Enlistment: Halifax, NS Address At Enlistment: Cambridge, Kings Co., NS Age at Enlistment: 19 Height: 5 feet, 7¾ inches Weight: 120 lbs. Eyes: Brown Hair: Black Trade: Farmer Marital Status: Single Religion: Roman Catholic Next of Kin: Mrs. Mary Toney [Mother] Cambridge, Kings Co., NS Date of Death: April 7, 1945 Age At Death: 21 Cemetery: Holten Canadian War Cemetery Grave Reference: I. A. 4 Commemorated on Page 571 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on November 29 An Aboriginal Canadian, Leo Francis Toney completed his Basic Training at No 60 Canadian Infantry Basic Training Centre (CIBTC) Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, and served in Canada from November 26, 1943 to July 20, 1944; in the United Kingdom from July 21, 1944 to August 17, 1944, and in Northwest Europe from August 18, 1944 until his death. He was killed in action while serving in Holland.
Leo Francis Toney
(photo: Fort Point Museum, LaHave, NS)