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Leslie Abram Neufeld

In memory of:

Private Leslie Abram Neufeld

June 6, 1944

Military Service


Service Number:

L/74243

Age:

22

Force:

Army

Unit:

1st Canadian Parachute Battalion, R.C.I.C.

Citation(s):

1939-45 Star, France and Germany Star, Defence Medal, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal with Clasp and War Medal 1939-45.

Additional Information


Born:

January 17, 1922
Lost River, Saskatchewan

Enlistment:

January 13, 1942
Nipiwan, Saskatchewan

Son of Henry G. and Anna Neufeld of Nipawin, Saskatchewan. The Neufeld family got their start in the Lost River Mennonite settlement, where Leslie's father established Neufeld Seeds. Despite the pacifism of the Mennonites, Leslie`s four brothers, Richard, Leonard, Arthur and Edward joined the service. He was also survived by his sisters, Leonora, Elvina, Verna and Donalda. He was single and employed as a General Store clerk. He joined the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps, later transferring to the First Canadian Parachute Battalion and was one of the first troops dropped into Normandy on 5 June 1944. The Province of Saskatchewan has commemorated Pte Neufeld by naming Neufeld Bay in his honour.

Commemorated on Page 404 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

BAYEUX MEMORIAL
Calvados, France

Grave Reference:

Panel 27, Column 2.

Location:

The Bayeux Memorial is located on the by-pass Rue de Sir Fabian Ware, in the south-western outskirts of the town of Bayeux, in Normandy, about 24 kilometres north-west of Caen. The memorial was erected in honour of the 1,803 men of the land forces who died in the fighting in Normandy and in the advance to the River Seine, and who have no known grave.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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