Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Edwin Woodman Leonard

In memory of
Lieutenant Colonel
Edwin Woodman Leonard
April 9, 1917

Military Service:

Age:
33
Force:
Army
Unit:
Canadian Field Artillery
Division:
3rd Bde.
Citation(s):
Distinguished Service Order, Mentioned in Despatches
Honours and Awards:
Distinguished Service Order

Additional Information:

Born:
November 23, 1883 London, Ontario
Enlistment:
January 7, 1915

Son of Frank E. Leonard, of "Oakwood," London, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 274 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information:

Cemetery:
LAPUGNOY MILITARY CEMETERY ; Pas de Calais, France
Grave Reference:
II. D. 14.
Location:
Lapugnoy is a village and commune in Pas-de-Calais, 6 kilometres west of Bethune. From the centre of Lapugnoy, head south-west on the D70 in the direction of Marles-les-Mines. On the outskirts of the centre there is a crucifix at the side of the main road, turn right here towards Allouagne. After approximately 500 metres there is a track on the left hand side (the Cemetery is signposted here) and the LAPUGNOY MILITARY CEMETERY can be found on the left hand side, approximately 500 metres, along this track.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Memorial – Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of Edwin Woodman Leonard – From The War Book of Upper Canada College, edited by Archibald Hope Young, Toronto, 1923.  This book is a Roll of Honour including former students who served during the First World War.
  • Memorial Tablet – Lieutenant Colonel Edwin Woodman Leonard is remembered on this brass Memorial Tablet. It was unveiled on May 1st, 1921 in memory of Upper Canada College students who died on active service during  the First World War.  Upper Canada College is located in Toronto, Ontario.
  • Newspaper Clipping – From the Toronto Star for 3 April 1916.
  • Plaque – Ex-cadets are named on the Memorial Arch at the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ontario and in memorial stained glass windows to fallen comrades.
537 Lt Col Edwin Woodman Leonard DSO (RMC 1901) was the son of Frank Leonard of 'Oakwood' in London, Ontario. He served with the Canadian Field Artillery, 3rd Bde. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Order, and Mentioned in Despatches. He died 9 Apr 1917. He was buried in the Lapugnoy Military Cemetery in Pas de Calais, France.
  • Stained Glass Window – Ex-cadets are named on the Memorial Arch at the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ontario and in memorial stained glass windows to fallen comrades.
537 Lt Col Edwin Woodman Leonard DSO (RMC 1901) was the son of Frank Leonard of 'Oakwood' in London, Ontario. He served with the Canadian Field Artillery, 3rd Bde. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Order, and Mentioned in Despatches. He died 9 Apr 1917. He was buried in the Lapugnoy Military Cemetery in Pas de Calais, France.
  • Memorial Doll – Ex-cadets are named on the Memorial Arch at the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ontario and in memorial stained glass windows to fallen comrades.
537 Lt Col Edwin Woodman Leonard DSO (RMC 1901) was the son of Frank Leonard of 'Oakwood' in London, Ontario. He served with the Canadian Field Artillery, 3rd Bde. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Order, and Mentioned in Despatches. He died 9 Apr 1917. He was buried in the Lapugnoy Military Cemetery in Pas de Calais, France.
  • Newspaper Clipping – On the occasion of the formal opening of the new building of the Byron Military Sanatorium at London by His Excellency the Duke of Devonshire on January 21st, 1917.  A nurses' home was added and the kitchen facilities were increased. A bronze tablet was unveiled to the memory of the late Lieutenant-Colonel Edwin Woodman Leonard, Commander of the 12th Field Battery, who fell at Vimy Ridge. The tablet is placed in the dining room, which has been completely furnished by by Mr. F. E. Leonard, the father of Lieutenant-Colonel Leonard.

537 Lt Col Edwin Woodman Leonard DSO (RMC 1901) was the son of Frank Leonard of 'Oakwood' in London, Ontario. He served with the Canadian Field Artillery, 3rd Bde. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Order, and Mentioned in Despatches. He died 9 Apr 1917. He was buried in the Lapugnoy Military Cemetery in Pas de Calais, France.
  • Badge – 537 Lt Col Edwin Woodman Leonard DSO (RMC 1901) was the son of Frank Leonard of 'Oakwood' in London, Ontario. He served with the Canadian Field Artillery, 3rd Bde. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Order, and Mentioned in Despatches. He died 9 Apr 1917. He was buried in the Lapugnoy Military Cemetery in Pas de Calais, France.
  • Memorial – Memorial stairwell, Royal Military College of Canada
  • Memorial Arch – Memorial arch, Royal Military College of Canada

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