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Leonard Munroe

In memory of:

Lance Corporal Leonard Munroe

November 3, 1917

Military Service


Service Number:

634116

Age:

22

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Eastern Ontario Regiment)

Division:

21st Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

September 15, 1895

Son of Peter Munroe and his wife Ellen McDermid, of Maxville, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 299 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

IX. E. 11.

Location:

Passchendaele (Passendale) New British Cemetery lies 10.5 Kms north-east of Ieper town centre on the S'Graventafelstraat, a road leading from St Jan to Passendale. Two roads connect Ieper town centre onto the Zonnebeekseweg; the Torhoutstraat leads from the market square onto a small roundabout. At the roundabout the first right turn is Basculestraat. At the end of Basculestraat, there is a crossroads and Zonnebeekseweg is the turning to the left. 7 Kms along the Zonnebeekseweg, in the village of Zonnebeke, lies the left hand turning onto the Langemarkstraat (further on this street name changes to Zonnebekestraat). 2 Kms along this road, and after passing Dochy Farm New British Cemetery, lies the right hand turning onto the 'S Graventafelstraat. 4 Kms along the 'S Graventafelstraat, and after passing the New Zealand Memorial, lies the cemetery on the left hand side of the road.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Photo of LEONARD MUNROE– Leonard pictured with his older brother Capt Findlay Munroe.

"Leonard Peter Munroe was born 15 September 1898, the son of Peter Thomas
> Munroe and his wife Ellen McDermid, of Maxville, Ontario.  As a student he
enrolled in the Canadian Overseas Expeditionary Force on 1 May 1916 at
Maxville, Ontario.  After initial training at Camp Barriefield (Kingston,
Ontario), he sailed from Halifax on the S.S. Mauretania on 25 October 1916
as part of 154 th Overseas Battalion (Highlanders) C.E.F. to England.  He was
transferred to 21st Battalion on 4 May 1917 and joined that unit in Belgium 31 May 1917.  He was reported Killed in Action 3 or 4 November 1917 in the Passendaele area.  He was pre-deceased by his brother Walter.  He served with his older brother Findlay (a Captain/ Medical Officer) in the 154 th Battalion.  He also had three sisters Lily, Janie and his twin Edith."
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