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Name: Leslie Oliver Vickery Rank: Private Regiment/Service: West Nova Scotia Regiment, R.C.I.C. Service No.: F/66838 Date of Birth: July 25, 1924 Place of Birth: Rockville, Yarmouth Co., NS Date of Enlistment: September 13, 1943 Place of Enlistment: Yarmouth, NS Address at Enlistment: Central Chebogue, Yarmouth Co., NS Age at Enlistment: 19 Height: 5 feet, 8 inches Eye Colour: Blue Hair Colour: Light Brown Trade: Rigger Marital Status: Single: Religion: Baptist Next of Kin: Mr. Oliver Vickery (Father) Central Chebogue, Yarmouth Co., NS Date of Death: September 19, 1944 Age at Death: 20 Cemetery: Coriano Ridge War Cemetery (Italy) Grave Reference: X, B, 5. The 115th name on the WWII list of the Yarmouth War Memorial Commemorated on page 468 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on October 7 Leslie Vickery was the son of George Oliver Vickery and Hazel Rhoda Vickery, of Rockville, Yarmouth, Co. NS. He was the brother of George, Maynard, Roy, Ray, Beatrice, Avis, and Margie Vickery. His brother George also served during WWII. Leslie left school at the age of seventeen having completed one year of high school and went to work for the Tomlinson Construction Co. at Yarmouth NS employed for thirteen months prior to his enlistment. He completed basic training at No. 60 CABTC Yarmouth, NS between October 3, 1943 and December 6, 1943. He completed advanced training at Aldershot, NS. He embarked Halifax for the United Kingdom on June 16, 1944 and disembarked there on June 24, 1944. On July 16, 1944 he departed the United Kingdom and disembarked in Italy on July 29, 1944. Private Vickery was killed in action while serving in Italy with the West Nova Scotia Regiment on September 19, 1944.
Leslie Oliver Vickery
Photo of Oliver Leslie Vickery – Leslie in civilian clothes with older brother George who was with the Essex Scottish Regiment.
Temporary Grave Maker - Oliver Leslie Vickery
Les Vickery at a wharf near his home in Chebogue, Nova Scotia.