CEF Soldier Detail

Private William Abraham Leakey
Died: January 24, 1944

Regimental Number:
639360
Survived War:
Yes
Force:
Army
Regiment:
Canadian Infantry
Battalion:
2nd Infantry Works Company
Company:
Place of Birth:
Gananoque, Ontario
Country:
Canada
Next of Kin:
Lillian Pearl Leakey, wife. Gananoque, Ontario
Address at Enlistment:
Gananoque, Ontario
Date of Birth:
March 9, 1883
Trade or Calling:
Labourer
Marital Status:
Married
Prior Military Experience:
No
Place of Enlistment:
Brockville, Ontario
Date of Enlistment:
December 30, 1915
Age at enlistment:
32
Height:
5 Feet 5 Inches
Chest:
37 1/2 Inches
Expansion:
3 1/2 Inches
Religion:
Methodist
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Enlisted
Saw service in:
Europe    
Cause of Death:
Survived
Battle Died/Wounded:
Date of Death:
January 24, 1944
Age at Death:
61
Buried at:
Prospect Cemetery, Toronto, Ontario
Plot:
Commemorated:
 
Prisoner of war:
No
Interned:
Gender:
Male
Ethnic Origin:
Caucasian
Research Notes
156th Battalion Nominal Roll
Rank Regiment Unit Company
Private Canadian Infantry 2nd Infantry Works Company
Private Canadian Infantry 156th Battalion
Private Canadian Infantry 123rd Battalion C Company
Private Canadian Infantry 156th Battalion
Private Canadian Labour Corps 4th Labour Battalion

Husband of Lillian Pearl Leakey (nee Powley); father of Carl Frederick and Laverna Evelyn Leakey

Date of Birth declared on Attestation papers was March 9, 1884 but birth record confirms that the correct Date of Birth was March 9, 1883