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  Leonard Watson Scott   Regiment: Canadian Mounted Rifles Battalion: 40th Battalion/5th 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 25, 1893  Place of Birth: Yarmouth, Nova Scotia   Place of Enlistment: Valcartier, Quebec Date of Enlistment: September 21, 1915 Age at Enlistment: 22   Next of Kin: Captain Ellery Scott, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia Leonard was the son of Captain Ellery Scott and Anna Scott of Yarmouth South Main Street, Yarmouth, NS.  Prior to enlistment he was a Bank Clerk at the Bank of Nova Scotia in Yarmouth, NS. He joined at Valcartier and sailed from Quebec on the SS Saxonia on October 18, 1915 with the 40th Battalion and disembarked in England on October 28, 1915.   At Barmshott he was confirmed in the rank of Sergeant on November 26, 1915. He moved to East Sandling and on February 7, 1916 he was severly reprimanded for “wilfully breaking a pane of glass” and on March 10, 1916 he was reduced to the rank of Private.  He embarked for France with the 5th Canadian Mounted Rifles on March 15, 1916 and was taken on strength in the field on March 16.  He was killed during  the Battle at Ypres on June 3, 1916. He was one of twenty men with Sergeant Major George Gill ordered to occupy a strong point.  While successful, one of the men killed in the action was Leonard Scott. Date of Death: June 3, 1916 Age at Death: 23 Memorial: Menin Gate (Ypres) Memorial, Belgium (Panel 30 and 32) Commemorated on Page 160 of the First World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on April 12 Listed on the Yarmouth War Memorial Canadian Virtual War Memorial  Library and Archives Canada
 Private Leonard Watson Scott
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