Private Leslie Dalton Jenkinson, K36058
Michel, British Columbia
The Canadian Scottish Regiment
Birth place and date: Leslie was born in Michel, BC on 7 July 1926.
Home town: Leslie grew up in Michel, BC.
Religion: Leslie was a member of the Church of England.
Occupation: Before the war, Leslie served as an electrical apprentice.
Marital Status: Leslie was never married or had any children.
Next of kin: Leslie’s next of kin was his father, John Jenkinson.
Date and location of enlistment: Leslie enlisted on 6 October 1941 in Michel, BC.
Medals: Leslie was awarded the 1939-1945 Star, the France-Germany Star, the Defence Medal, the War Medal, and the CVSM and Clasp.
Burial location: Leslie is buried at the Beny-sur-Mer War Cemetery in France. He was 18 years of age when he died.
Student’s final reflection:
Leslie headed out on a journey, which cost him his life. As an electrical apprentice living in Michel, BC, Leslie’s life would have gone down a different path, perhaps one where his parents could see him settling down and starting a family. However, war changed everything for many young men and women.
Written by: Jacob Sparks, a student at Owen Sound Collegiate and Vocational Institute in Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada.
Rédigé par :Jacob Sparks, un élève de Owen Sound Collegiate and Vocational Institute, Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada.
REMEMBER TODAY, REMEMBER ALWAYS.
THIS TRIBUTE PROFILE CONTAINS AVAILABLE BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION ON ONE OF THE CANADIANS WHO DIED ON JUNO BEACH ON 6 JUNE 1944. THE PROFILE ALSO RECOGNIZES THE INDIVIDUAL OR ORGANIZATION WHO GENEROUSLY SPONSORED THIS SOLDIER, AND INCLUDES A MESSAGE OF THANKS AND REMEMBRANCE FOR THEIR SACRIFICE. THIS INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE IN THE SOLDIER’S NATIVE TONGUE AND HAS BEEN COMPILED BY THE LEST WE FORGET PROGRAM AND, IN SOME CASES, THROUGH THE GENEROSITY OF INDIVIDUALS CONNECTED WITH THE SOLDIERS. DUE TO THE INCONSISTENCY OF HISTORICAL RECORDS AND THE SPARSE AVAILABILITY OF FIRST-HAND WITNESSES, WE KNOW MORE ABOUT SOME THAN OTHERS. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO CONTRIBUTE ANY MATERIAL OR HELP IN OUR EFFORTS TO PRESENT THE BIOGRAPHIES IN BOTH FRENCH AND ENGLISH, PLEASE CONTACT: JBCA@JUNOBEACH.ORG.
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