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Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Leonard John Hextall

In memory of:

Lieutenant Leonard John Hextall

November 21, 1916

Military Service




Canadian Infantry (Alberta Regiment)


50th Bn.

Additional Information

Commemorated on Page 102 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Somme, France

Grave Reference:

VIII. A. 7.


Contay is a village in the Department of the Somme on the main road, Amiens to Arras. The CONTAY BRITISH CEMETERY lies on the left (north east) side of the road to Franvillers. There are no access problems. There is a CWGC road sign next to the church and square of the village and next to the D23, Franvillers - Corbie, sign. The distance from the CWGC sign to the Cemetery is approximately 650 metres.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Newspaper clipping– From the Calgary Herald. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– From the "University of Toronto / Roll of Service 1914-1918", published in 1921.
  • Photo of Leonard Hextall– Torontonensis 1913 (University of Toronto Year Book), pg. 214.
  • Photo 2 of Leonard Hextall– Torontonensis 1913 (University of Toronto Year Book), pg. 212.  Caption: EXECUTIVE OF CLASS 1913, PAST PRESIDENTS, AND LOVING CUP PRESENTED BY MR. G. H. UNWIN.  L. J. Hextall, President.
  • The Soldiers' Tower– The Soldiers' Tower was built at University of Toronto between 1919-1924 in memory of those lost to the University in the Great War. The name of "Lt. L. J. Hextall 50th Bn" is among the 628 names carved on the Memorial Screen, seen at photo left. Photo: K. Parks, Alumni Relations.
  • Memorial Room– Memorial Room, Soldiers' Tower, University of Toronto. Photo by David Pike, 2010; courtesy of Alumni Relations.

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