Leslie James Capton

Leslie James Capton

Sgt. Leslie James Capton, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leslie W. Capton, Ohsweken, was one of Brant County's outstanding young farmers before the war. In 1939 and 1940 he captured the Junior Plowman's Championship for the County. He was also high man in the International Plowing Match at Barrie in 1938 in the inter-county competition. His death, while serving in the R.C.A.F. after air operations over Germany on September 1, 1942, was a severe loss to this community. Only 19 years of age, he had already established himself as one of the outstanding youths of the farming centre in which he lived. On the day he was reported missing, his sister, Delma, enlisted in the W.D. of the R.C.A.F. Born on the Six Nations Reserve on November 19, 1920, he was educated at the Six Nations day schools. He was a popular boy and had a wide circle of friends.

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