Leonard Charles Cant

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Leonard Charles Cant
Personal Information
Date of Birth 22 Aug 1904
Place of Birth Hanley Bridge, South Australia
Death 23 Mar 1983, aged 78
Place of Death Bentley, Western Australia
Age at Enlistment 37 years, 7 months
Description 5'8½" (1.74m) tall ; 140lbs
63.503 kg
; dark complexion ; brown eyes ; dark hair
Occupation Farmer
Religion Protestant
Address Eighth avenue, Armadale, Western Australia
Next of Kin Wife , Mrs. Agnes Effie Cant
Military Information
Reg Number W67610
Date of Enlistment 22 Mar 1942
Rank Private
Unit/Formation 2nd (Fremantle) VDC Battalion
Post War Details
Fate Remained in Australia

Pre War

During 1933 Leonard married Agnes Effie Phillips (1906-1962). Agnes died on 27 Jan 1962, aged 56 at Mount Yokine. They had two children with one being Margaret Jillian Cant (1937 - 2014)

Electoral Roll entries: 1936 - 1943 at Eighth road Armadale, farmer

War Service

On 22 Mar 1942 Leonard enlisted in the Volunteer Defence Corps at Armadale and was allocated to 'D' Company of the 2nd (Fremantle) VDC Battalion. Discharged on 2 Feb 1944 at his own request after 1 year and 323 days.

Post War

Electoral Roll entries: 1949 at Wanneroo road Tuart Hill, poultry farmer; 1954 at 14 Newcastle road, Midland Junction, merchant; 1963 at Bullsbrook East, orchardist;


Military records use Leonard Charles, while Ancestry uses Charles Leonard.

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