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Arthur Vincent Leonard

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PERSONAL INFORMATION

Date of birth: 1889-10-29
Place of birth: Warkworth, Ontario, Canada
Next of kin: Annie Leonard, mother. 1470 King Street West, Toronto, Ontario
Marital status: single
Occupation (attested): Physician
Occupation (normalized): General Physician
Address: 1470 King Street West, Toronto, Ontario
Religion: Roman Catholic
Date of death: 1918-06-27
Cause of death: Killed in action

MILITARY INFORMATION

Regimental number: NA
Rank detail
  1. Honorary Captain, H.M.H.S. Llandovery Castle (Hospital Ship), Canadian Army Medical Corps (Army). 1918-03-30 to 1918-06-27
  2. Honorary Captain, Canadian Army Medical Corps Depot, Canadian Army Medical Corps (Army). 1917-10-27 to 1918-03-30
  3. Honorary Captain, No. 2 Canadian Field Ambulance, Canadian Army Medical Corps (Army). 1917-07-06 to 1917-10-27
  4. Honorary Captain, 3rd Battalion, Canadian Army Medical Corps (Army). 1917-06-08 to 1917-07-06
  5. Honorary Captain, No. 2 Canadian Field Ambulance, Canadian Army Medical Corps (Army). 1916-04-21 to 1917-06-08
  6. Honorary Captain, 2nd Artillery Brigade, Canadian Army Medical Corps (Army). 1915-12-06 to 1916-04-21
  7. Honorary Captain, 7th Battalion, Canadian Army Medical Corps (Army). 1915-10-30 to 1915-12-06
  8. Honorary Captain, Canadian Army Medical Corps Training School, Canadian Army Medical Corps (Army). 1915-08-19 to 1915-10-30
Degree of service: Europe
Survived war: no
Battle wounded/killed: Hospital Ship Llandovery Castle torpedoed 114 miles south-west of the Fastnet Rock by U86

RESEARCH INFORMATION

CVWM ID: No CVWM ID in our database, but try this.
CWGC ID: 4021614
LAC ID: 526180
Attestation record(s): image 1, image 2
Service file: B5577-S071
Uploader's Notes: Son of Owen Leonard and Annie Leonard (nee Daley); older brother of Captain Leonard Dennis Dakey 'Leo' Leonard (C.A.D.C.)He was a graduate of the Medical Class of 1911 at Toronto University.The Hospital Ship Llandovery Castle, bound from Halifax, Nova Scotia, for Liverpool, was torpedoed on June 27th, 1918, 114 miles south-west of the Fastnet Rock by U-86. Despite regulation Red Cross lights, the ship was deliberatly torpedeod and most survivors, including 14 Nursing Sisters were machine gunned. The Llandovery Castle became the rallying cry for the Canadian troops during the Last 100 Days offensive.In August 1915 he was appointed to the C.A.M.C., and served for a month at Niagara Camp before going overseas. He crossed to France in November 1915 and was attached as Medical Officer to the 2nd Brigade, Canadian Field Artillery, later joining No. 2 Field Ambulance. He took part in the battles of Somme, Vimy, and Hill 70. In November 1717 he returned to England and joined the staff at No. 16 Canadian General Hospital at Orpington. In December of the same year he was attached to the Hospital ship service, first with H.M.H.S. 'Araguaya', and later, in March 1918, with H.M.H.S. 'Llandovery Castle'. He was drowned at sea when this ship was sunk by an enemy submarine.
Uploader's Research notes: Son of Owen Leonard and Annie Leonard (nee Daley); older brother of Captain Leonard Dennis Dakey 'Leo' Leonard (C.A.D.C.)He was a graduate of the Medical Class of 1911 at Toronto University.The Hospital Ship Llandovery Castle, bound from Halifax, Nova Scotia, for Liverpool, was torpedoed on June 27th, 1918, 114 miles south-west of the Fastnet Rock by U-86. Despite regulation Red Cross lights, the ship was deliberatly torpedeod and most survivors, including 14 Nursing Sisters were machine gunned. The Llandovery Castle became the rallying cry for the Canadian troops during the Last 100 Days offensive.In August 1915 he was appointed to the C.A.M.C., and served for a month at Niagara Camp before going overseas. He crossed to France in November 1915 and was attached as Medical Officer to the 2nd Brigade, Canadian Field Artillery, later joining No. 2 Field Ambulance. He took part in the battles of Somme, Vimy, and Hill 70. In November 1717 he returned to England and joined the staff at No. 16 Canadian General Hospital at Orpington. In December of the same year he was attached to the Hospital ship service, first with H.M.H.S. 'Araguaya', and later, in March 1918, with H.M.H.S. 'Llandovery Castle'. He was drowned at sea when this ship was sunk by an enemy submarine.

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Date added: 2005-04-08
Last modified: 2021-05-01