Cox, Leonard: Service no. 142640

Digitized Service Record

Source: Stouffville Tribune (Stouffville, ON), 25 Jan 1979, p. 7 via web search at


Note: Not shown at LAC with reg. no. as he became an officer with the rank of lieutenant.

Possible British Home Child.

News Article relating to Private Cox available at Oakville Public Library.

Somewhere in Belgium (excerpts of letter from Private Leonard Cox 18th Battalion A Company Flanders C.E.F. with reference to the 4th, 24th and 26th Battalions)

Oakville Star and Independent, 25 Aug 1916

Leonard Cox (b. 22 March 1898) enlisted under the reg. no. of 142640 and put as his next-of-kin at a Mr. Avid Skoog. He indicated he was born at London, England and was a farmer.

This man enlisted with the 76th Battalion at Barrie, Ontario on 12 April 1916.

He arrived in England nad was transferred to the 18th Battalion on 6 July, 1916. He served with the 18th and then proceeeded to England on 20 May 1917 to attend a course as an officer cadet with the Machine Gun Corp (Canada).

He obtained his commision and was eventually assigned to the 4th Battalion, Canadian Machine Gun Corp.

He returned to Canada and was discharged.

Later his address went from Oakville to Montreal Quebec.


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