Leake, Edwin Thomas

Regimental Number: 467390
Rank: Lieutenant
Branch: 63rd Battalion; 5th Battalion; Canadian General Depot, Shorncliffe; 15th Reserve Battalion

Edwin was born in Wollaston, Massachusetts on April 26, 1895 (1896?). He enlisted in Edmonton in September of 1915, so it is possible that he was living in the South Peace by that time (his homesteads were located at 33-77-6-W6 and 34-77-6-W6). In November of 1916, Edwin wounded his left leg. A year later in November/December 1917, he got his commission and served as a lieutenant in England for the remainder of the war. At some point after the war, Edwin married Mary Agnes Gaines. He died in Calgary on October 6, 1996.

Sources: homestead records