Individual Record 1030

Name}   Peat, Leonard Wheatley Family History} Olson                 
  Title}   Race} White Sex} Male
Birth:   Date} Fam 21 Aug 1916 Place} Petrolia, Lampton, Ontario
Marr.: Date} Fam 6 Dec 1940 Place} Canada     (Link)
Death: Date} Aft 1974 Place} Ontario
Burial: Date}   Place}  
  Grave Marker}  
Source 1} 353 = Family notes
Source 2} 1383=Passenger ls
Source 3} 1384=Military rec
Source 4} 1385=Voter record
Source 5} 1363=Genealogy
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Parents: } George Alexander Peat and Ida William Wheatley
   Relationship No.} None
1st Household No.}  
      Occupation 1} Army officer
       Occupation 2} Accountant
Spouses:   Prime} Detwiller, Elizabeth Dewar (Betty)
 Total Number of} 1
Notes:  According to family reports, Leonard Wheatley Peat was born 21 Aug 1916 in Petrolia, Lampton, Ontario.  His parents were George Alexander Peat and Ida William Wheatley.  His brothers were George Stanley, born in 1913 in Trinidad, James Thomas, born and died in 1914 in Petrolia, and Ronald Bonner, born in 1917 in Barbados.  His father was a engineer, and the family traveled with him to various ports.

On 11 Oct 1917, the family, consisting of George Alexander and Ida, and sons George, Leonard and Ronald, arrived in New York, New York, aboard the S.S. Vauban, from Barbados, enroute to Toronto.  Their last residence had been San Fernando, Trinidad.  Ronald, was just 1 month old, having been born in Barbados.

In May 1920, Ida and her three sons crossed from Canada into the United States on their way to New York.  They sailed from New York to Liverpool, England on the S.S. Vauban, of the Cunard Steamship Company, Ltd., arriving 28 May 1920.  They evidently went on to India to join George Alexander.  The entire family arrived back at the Port of London, England, on 10 Mar 1922, sailing from Bombay, India, on the Macedonia, of the Peninsula and Orient Steam Navigation Company, Ltd.  They returned to Halifax, Nova Scotia on 24 Mar 1922 aboard the Albania.  At this time Leonard was just 5 years old.

According to family reports, Leonard married Elizabeth Detwiller on 6 Dec 1940.  He served with the Royal Canadian Artillery in World War II, with the rank of Captain.  On 31 Aug 1946, he was awarded the Chevalier of the Order of Leopold 11 With Palm and Crois De Gueerre 1940 With Palm by the Belgium government for distinguised service in the cause of the allies.

Leonard and Elizabeth had three children, and lived in the Lampton - Kent electoral district of southwestern Ontario.  In 1945, Leonard was still in the army and they lived in Petrolia.  In 1949, they were living at 85 Sunnyside Avenue, Kent, and Leonard was an accountant.  By 1957, their address was RR 3, Chatham, and by 1972 it was 13 Briar Hill Rd., Chatham.

Leonard's date and place of death is unknown.
Time of Birth}   Time of Death}   Fraternal/Social}  
Baptism Date}   Place}    
Confirm. Date}   Photos} None
Immigr'n Date} N/A Port} N/A
Education: Grade}                               or Top 2 Degrees}  
Military: Service}Army-Artillery   for the State of} Canada;
Health Condition}  
  Cause of Death}  
Last Updated
by} Karen Hancock
Date Updated} 25 Jan 2014
Date Created}  30 Jun  1993
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