Leak, Reginald Edward

Regimental Number: 46113
Rank: Corporal
Branch: 16th Battalion; Canadian Army Service Corps

Reg was born in England on February 20, 1886. In 1911 he came to Canada and settled in Nova Scotia, where he attended agricultural college. Reg was wounded and gassed while serving in France during World War I, which caused health problems throughout his life. He also received gunshot wounds to his right side in May of 1915, and his medical forms state that he suffered from rheumatism and flat feet. After the war, Reg settled on a homestead south of Beaverlodge (34-71-10-W6) and also opened a photography studio. He died on February 17, 1943 and was buried in the Beaverlodge cemetery.

Sources: Beaverlodge to the Rockies, p. 120