Lance Sergeant Leslie Howard Holtby has been added to our Nominal Roll and to our Memorial Page. Lance Sergeant Holtby was sworn into 58th Heavy Battery, 15th (Vancouver) Coast Brigade RCA on 1 October 1939 by Captain Theodore Robert Dumoulin who later went on to become the Commanding Officer and Honourary Colonel.
Lance Sergeant Holtby did not stay long in the Regiment, quickly transferring to the 8th Army Field Regiment RCA and subsequently the 4th Anti-Tank Regiment RCA in Italy where he was wounded and died.
His history of service can be found in the 1944 yearbook complete with copies of his paybook and inventory of personal effects.
Should you be planning a visit to Italy, it would be appreciated if you could stop by his grave and pay our respects as well as taking a photo of his grave for the yearbook.