Leonard Peter Munroe




Sep 15, 1895

Born at Maxville Ontario


May 1, 1916

Attested into the 154th Battalion at Cornwall Ontario 

Ø      Number 634116 (initially given number 634119, but this was changed the following month)

Ø      Next of kin given as Peter T Munroe (father) of Maxville Ontario

Ø      Previous occupation given as Student

Ø      Previous military experience given as Cadets at Toronto Collegiate Institute

Ø      Religion given as Congregationalist

Ø      Assigned to “D” Company


Jun 5, 1916

Proceeded on course at School of Infantry


Jul 15, 1916

Returned from School of Infantry


Sep 27, 1916

Promoted to Provisional Lance Sergeant


Oct 3, 1916

Will made out leaving estate to Mr Peter Thomas Munroe (father) of Maxville Ontario


Oct 25, 1916

Appointed to rank of Acting Sergeant 

Embarked the SS Mauretania at Halifax Nova Scotia



Oct 31, 1916

Disembarked at Liverpool England


Jan 31, 1917

TOS (Taken On Strength) 6th Reserve Battalion


Mar 3, 1917

Admitted to Moore Barracks Hospital at Shorncliffe with Parotiditis (Mumps)


Mar 21, 1917

Discharged to duty


May 2, 1917

Reverts to rank of Pte at own request


May 3, 1917

Posted to 21st Battalion and embarked for France


May 4, 1917

Arrived at CBD (Canadian Base Depot) and TOS 21st Battalion


May 31, 1917

Joined the 21st Battalion in the field


Jun 23, 1917

Appointed to rank of Acting Lance Cpl without pay


Aug 17, 1917

Proceeded on Course


Sep 26, 1917

Rejoined Battalion from Course


Oct 9, 1917

The following is not from L/Cpl Munroe’s file, but from the file of Pte JA Young. 

L/Cpl Munroe accidentally shot and killed Pte John A Young 142029 while in a dugout in the support trenches.  The following is his testimony given at the Court of Enquiry held at 21st Battalion Headquarters:

The enquiry recommended that L/Cpl Munroe be put before a Field General Court Martial for neglect causing the death of Pte Young. 

As seen by the next entry, that Court Martial never took place


Nov 3, 1917

Killed in Action


Passchendaele New British Cemetery


Jun 7, 1921

Scroll sent to father at Maxville Ontario


Aug 25, 1921

British War Medal and Victory Medal sent to Peter Munroe (father) at Maxville Ontario


Apr 15, 1922

Plaque sent to father at Maxville Ontario 



For the 7 nights leading up to November 11, 2010, the names of all Canadian soldiers were projected onto the Belgian War Memorial in Ypres.  At the same time, the same names were being broadcast via the internet to schools across Belgium and Canada.  The image above shows the opening ceremonies at the Belgian War Memorial on November 4, 2010. 

Below is the name of Leonard Munroe being broadcast to the schools.  Each name appeared for 25 seconds and each night 9,700 names were shown.


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