Part Of
Soldier Information Cards - World War One
Description Level
Item
Date Range
1919-1921
Collection
Soldier Information Cards - World War One
Scope and Content
A white index card containing name, rank and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County. The soldier card (see Document PDF) incorrectly bears the name of Leon Cotton. The soldier's correct name is Leon Cattin.
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Part Of
Soldier Information Cards - World War One
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
WW1_C_194
Material Details
Cards
Physical Description
11 cm (W) X 6.8 cm (H)
12.4 cm (W) X 8.3 cm (H) with mat/border
Language
English
Date Range
1919-1921
Citation
Kitchener Public Library - Soldier Information Card Collection - World War One
Scope and Content
A white index card containing name, rank and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County. The soldier card (see Document PDF) incorrectly bears the name of Leon Cotton. The soldier's correct name is Leon Cattin.
Storage Location
SIC WW1 Box 1
Name Access
Cattin, Leon
Cattin, Leon Adrien Aurelien
Pittock, Ada
Drobot, Jeanetta
Lock, Eva
Cattin, Jeanetta
Cattin, Eva
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War One, 1914-1918
Place
La Chaux-de-Fonds, Neuchâtel, Switzerland [Birthplace]
Toronto, Ontario, Canada [Place of post WW1 convalescence]
Buxton, England, United Kingdom [Place of convalescence during WW1]
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada [Residence and place of attestation]
City of London, England, United Kingdom [Residence]
Bright, Ontario, Canada [Place of residence]
Geographic Access
La Chaux-de-Fonds, Neuch√Ętel, Switzerland
Toronto, Ontario
Buxton, England
Hamilton, Ontario
London, England
Bright, Ontario
Notes
Cattin, Leon Private Leon Adrien Aurelien Cattin was born in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Canton Neuchâtel, Switzerland on May 16, 1891. As a 13 year old, he apprenticed as a pastry chef. By the time he was 19, he was living in London, England. In 1913, he sailed from Liverpool to Portland, Maine on the Dominion. He moved to Toronto shortly thereafter, then later to Hamilton. At the time of his enlistment on January 22, 1917, Leon was living at 565 Mary St N.,Hamilton. His regimental number was 225390. While overseas, Leon was injured and spent time in Buxton's Granville Canadian Special Hospital. Upon returning to Canada, he was sent to Toronto's Sunnybrook Hospital for further rehabilitation because of a gunshot wound to his arm. Leon married Ada Pittock of Plattsville on March 3, 1920 and they began farming near Bright, ON. They had 2 daughters, Jeanetta Drobot (London, ON) and Eva Lock (Woodstock). From 1943 to the late 1960s, Leon was a coal merchant and then he operated a shoe repair shop in Bright. For many years he and Ada were Bright correspondents for the Ayr News. He died on April 1, 1975. He is buried in the Chesterfield Cemetery, north of Bright. Special thanks Jeanetta Drobot, Dorothy Reibling, and Linda Bender for contributing the information regarding Leo Cattin and his photo.
Copyright Status
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
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Source Organization
Kitchener Public Library
Collection
Soldier Information Cards - World War One
Transcription
Cattin, Leon Private. His home is in Bright, Ontario. He was overseas.
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