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Edward Leslie Raynard
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Edward Leslie Raynard 1258109 Gunner 10th Halifax Siege Battery September 11, 1899 (on attestation) September 11, 1900 (actual) Tusket Lakes, Yarmouth Co., NS February 8, 1917 Halifax, NS 18 (actual age 17) 5 feet, 10½ inches Dark Blue Black Single Machinist Baptist Carl Clifton Raynard (Father) Tusket Lakes, Yarmouth Co., NS June 27, 1918 (Aldershot NS) May 29, 1969 Edward Leslie Raynard was the son of Carl Clifton Raynard (1869-1958) and Hannah (Allen) Raynard 1884-1956) of Tusket Lakes, Yarmouth Co., NS. He enlisted at Halifax with the 10th Halifax Siege Battery on February 8, 1917 and embarked Halifax on the SS Olympic for England on May 5, 1917, disembarking there on June 10, 1917. At Shorncliffe Camp he was taken on strength with the Reserve Brigade, Canadian Field Artillery on June 22, 1917. In October, 1917 it was determined that he was under age and was struck of strength for return to Canada. He arrived in St. John, NB on March 3, 1918 and was discharged at Aldershot, NS on June 27, 1918. Edward also served during World War II.
photo: courtesy of Carl Raynard Library and Archives Canada