Kawartha Lakes Public Library Digital Archive
Pages 135-138: Cook, Leo
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November 11, 1942
Have Arrived In England

  Several Lindsay members of armed forces arrived in England lately, according to information received by relatives here. These include: Lois Anne Green of the Canadian Women’s Army Corps; Leo Cook, a former Lindsay hockey player and son of Mrs. Wm. Cook, Georgina Street, a member of the R.C.A.F.; Howard Sleep, of the R.C.A.F, a son of Mr. and Mrs. H.V. Sleep, Russell Street; Dr. Ross Baker of the Medical Corps, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. Baker, Adelaide Street, and others.

October 1, 1943
Was Member of Lindsay Jr. Hockey Team When he Was 16 or 17

  It has been reported that Sgt. Leo Cook of Lindsay is missing in air operations overseas. The 22-year old Observer is the son of Mrs. W. Cook and the late Mr. W. Cook, of Georgina Street.
  Leo had been overseas for almost a year and had taken part in many air operations. It is believed, although not confirmed, that he was shot down over France or Germany.
  Leo was born and educated in Lindsay and was probably one of the best known boys here, as far as sports are concerned. Leo was a member of Lindsay Junior hockey teams way back, when he was about 16 or 17. The boy was fast and tricky; he had a shot that had most goalies wishing they had never played the position that they did. Leo was one of the big cogs, when Lindsay had a couple of good hockey teams in‘37 and '38. No matter what he did, he was sure to get a burst of applause from the fans because they went for him in a big way.
  He was also a good outfielder in the Town Softball League, playing with the Jones Boys, Stephensons and many others.
  He has one brother, Tommy, who is serving with the 45th Battery, and two sisters, Leona and Catherine at home.

Media Type
Genealogical Resource
Item Types
This card is part of a larger collection of World War II personnel clippings. The project began in 1944 at the Lindsay Library. The intent was to gather together as much information as possible on the military record and the service of people from the Town of Lindsay and the County of Victoria (now Kawartha Lakes) who served in the war. To that end, during the years 1944, 1945, and 1946, members of the public donated photographs and updated information about their loved ones. Both library staff and the public saved and donated newspaper clippings. Some of the files contain great amounts of detail, while others have just a name.
Date of Publication
1 Oct 1943
Date Of Event
27 Sep 1943
Personal Name(s)
Leo Cook ; Thomas Cook ; Leona Cook ; Catherine Cook ; William Cook ; Lois Anne Green ; Howard Sleep ; H. V. Sleep ; Ross Baker ; H. Baker
World War II Service Files
Language of Item
Geographic Coverage
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.35012 Longitude: -78.73286
Copyright Statement
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(705) 324-5632
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