Private Leslie Abram Neaufeld, L74243
Lost River, Saskatchewan
1st Canadian Parachute Battalion
Birth place and date: Leslie was born in Lost River, SK on 17 January 1922.
Religion: Leslie was a member of the Mennonite Church.
Occupation: Before the war, Leslie served as a general store clerk.
Marital Status: Leslie was never married or had any children.
Next of kin: Leslie’s next of kin was his father, Henry Neaufeld.
Date and location of enlistment: Leslie enlisted on 12 January 1942 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
Medals: Leslie was awarded the France and Germany Star, the Defence Medal, the War Medal, and the CVSM and Clasp.
Burial location: Leslie is buried at the Bayeaux Memorial in France. He was 22 years old when he died.
Student’s final reflection:
On 6 June 1944, Leslie gave his life fighting for our beloved country. Leslie had no previous military experience which means even more to me as he was willing to join the military and give up his life for our country’s freedom. Unfortunately, he as killed in action while serving Canada.
All of Canada thanks should thank Leslie for his service. He proved how much of a hero he was by giving his life for his country’s freedom and safety. He will be forever be in mine, and so many others hearts. Forever and always, Leslie will be remembered.
Written by: Morgan Henson, a student at Owen Sound Collegiate and Vocational Institute in Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada.
Rédigé par:Morgan Henson, un élève de Owen Sound Collegiate and Vocational Institute, Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada.
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