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Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Leonard Swan

In memory of:

Private Leonard Swan

April 9, 1917

Military Service


Service Number:

165997

Age:

26

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment)

Division:

75th Battalion

Citation(s):

Military Medal

Honours and Awards:

Military Medal

Additional Information


Born:

August 29, 1890
Waterford, England

Enlistment:

August 10, 1915
Toronto, Ontario

Husband of Elizabeth Swan (now Rothwell), of Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America.

Commemorated on Page 335 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

CANADIAN CEMETERY No. 2
Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

5.B.5.

Location:

The CANADIAN CEMETERY No. 2 is about 2.5 kilometres north of the village of Neuville-St. Vaast. The village is about 6 kilometres north of Arras and 1 kilometre east of the main road from Arras to Bethune. The cemetery is on a spur road turning left from the road to Givenchy-en-Gohelle, about 1 kilometre south of the Canadian Memorial at Vimy.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Memorial– Photo from the National Memorial Album of Canadian Heroes c.1919. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me.
  • Photo of LEONARD SWAN– Photo from the National Memorial Album of Canadian Heroes c.1919. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me.
  • Massey Harris Co. War Memorial– Today the 1914-1918 war memorial plaque for the Massey Harris Company is 
located on the outside of their former head office at King Street West, 
Toronto, Ontario.
  • Cemetery– Canadian Cemetery No. 2 - The Canadian Cemetery No. 2 is located on Vimy Ridge and is attached to the grounds of Canada's Vimy Memorial. The cemetery is about 6 kilometres north of Arras, France.(John & Anne Stephens 2013)
  • Grave Marker– The grave marker at the Canadian Cemetery No. 2 is located by the grounds of Canada's Vimy Memorial. The cemetery is about 6 kilometres north of Arras, France. May he rest in peace. (John & Anne Stephens 2013)
  • Inscription– Epitaph  (John & Anne Stephens 2013)

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