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   Leonard Watson Scott   Regiment: Canadian Mounted Rifles Battalion: 40th Battalion/6th Regiment Canadian Mounted Rifles   Regimental Number: 415508 Rank: Sergeant with 40th Battalion Rank: Private with Canadian Mounted Rifles Place of Birth: Yarmouth, Nova Scotia Date of Birth: May 10, 1896  Place of Birth: Yarmouth, Nova Scotia   Place of Enlistment: Valcartier, Quebec Date of Enlistment: September 21, 1915 Age at Enlistment: 19   Next of Kin: Captain Ellery Scott, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia Leonard was the son of Captain Ellery Scott and Anna Scot of Yarmouth South Main Street, Yarmouth, N.S.  He joined the 40th Battalion and served with that Battalion in France and Belgium.  He was transferred to the 5th Canadian Mounted Rifles and was killed during  the Battle at Ypres.  His body was not recovered. Sergeant Major George Gill with twenty men was ordered to occupy a strong point whose garrison had been killed.  While successful in the action, one of the men killed in the action was Leonard Scott. Date of Death: June 3, 1916 Age at Death: 20 Cemetery/Memorial: Menin Gate (Ypres) Memorial, Belgium (Panel 30 and 32) Commemorated on Page 160 of the First World War Book of Remembrance This page is displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on April 12            
Private Leonard Watson Scott
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