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Leon J Lemons

Submitted by: Michael Hammond {Great grand nephew)

Leon J Lemons

Leon J. Lemons born around 1988. Leon Lemons served in World War 1 with the Canadian Army. The enlistment was in 1916 and the service was completed in 1918.

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In 1916 Leon’s parents wouldn’t let him join the Army, with help from his Aunt he went to Canada and joined the Army.

Leon trained as a cavalryman with the Royal Canadian Dragoon’s and was sent to Machine Gun school.

While attached to the Canadian Cavalry Brigade Cavalry Machine Gun squadron he was killed just north of Beaucourt-en-santerre and is buried at the Beaucourt British cemetery.




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