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Leslieville Historical Society Remembers

Eleven Men of the 48th Highlanders
and Eleven Families among Many.

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Toronto Star, June 25, 1915

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Toronto Star, June 17, 1915

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Article on left, Toronto Star, June 1, 1916. The Cruxton family moved to 489 Eastern Avenue.

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Article on left, April 10, 1914. Painting by Mary Riter Hamilton, Trenches on the Somme, 1919, Library and Archives Canada.

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Article on the right, Toronto Star, Oct. 24, 1916. Photo Canadian Jocks repairing a road to Courcelette (Battle of the Somme). Library and Archives Canada

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One man among many, one family among man. Private Edgar Clayton, Sangster, 15th Battalion, #27405. Previously reported missing April 24, 1915, now for official purposes presumed dead. He was fighting in the trenches at The Bluff, Ypres, Belgium (Missing, presumed dead). Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres. Body not recovered. He was a coppersmith and lived at 264 Ashdale Avenue, Toronto, when he signed the Attestation Form on September 18, 1914. He was another “Original” of The First Contingent, 48th Highlanders.

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Welcome to the Leslieville Historical Society's website. Please feel free to join us, to ask questions, to attend walking tours and other events, and to celebrate Leslieville's past while creating our future. Guy Anderson, President, Leslieville Historical Society and Joanne Doucette, local historian and webmaster.

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