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Leslie Ahkewenzie

In memory of:

Private Leslie Ahkewenzie

August 8, 1918

Military Service


Service Number:

652156

Age:

27

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment)

Division:

43rd Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

January 24, 1891

Son of William and Eliza Ahkewenzie of Saugeen First Nation, Ontario.

Brother of Private Isaac Ahkewenzie, who died while serving with the Canadian Infantry (Saskatchewan Regiment).

Digitized service file.

Commemorated on Page 357 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

V. A. 3.

Location:

Crouy is a village about 16 kilometres north-west of Amiens on the west side of the River Somme, on the Amiens-Abbeville main road. The CROUY BRITISH CEMETERY is a little south of the village on the west side of the road to Cavillon and there is a Commonwealth War Graves Commission signpost on the main road.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Southampton Cenotaph– Leslie Ahkewenzie was born on January 24th, 1891 in Chippewa, Bruce County, Ontario. He signed his Attestation papers to join the CEF on April 4th, 1916 at Paisley (Ontario), listing his prior occupation as a labourer. Leslie Ahkewenzie is remembered on the  Southampton Cenotaph. This war memorial includes plaques with the names of men from World Wars 1 & 2.  The WWI list is inscribed: "In grateful remembrance of the men of Southampton who fought and died in the Great War" and indicates which of the men were from the Saugeen Reserve (5 names). Southampton is in Bruce County, Ontario. The Saugeen Reserve is on the shore of Lake Huron and is home to the First Nation Chippewa of Saugeen.  This photograph was taken by Mr. Clive Freeman in the summer of 2002.
  • Enlistment Cards– Records are property of the Bruce County Museum and Cultural Centre.

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