Hutt, Leonard D. “Slim”

Regimental Number: 809149
Rank: Private
Branch: 137th Battalion; 31st Battalion

Leonard was born on February 28, 1891 in Winchester Springs, Ontario. He was living in Jumping Pound, Alberta when he enlisted in March of 1916. In August of 1918 at Amiens, Leonard received a gunshot wound to his face. The left side of his face was completely paralyzed as a result. Leonard was invalided to Canada in December of 1918. In 1919 Leonard settled in the Five Mile Creek area. He married Ellen May Broadbridge in 1930; the couple had four children. Ellen died in 1940. When World War II started, Leonard once again volunteered for service but was denied due to his injuries and his young family. He sold his farm to his youngest son Gerald in 1962 and moved to Grande Prairie. Leonard died in February of 1971.

Sources: Smoky River to Grande Prairie, pg. 214