Leo Eugene Snider signature

Leo Eugene Snider, an automobile salesman, signed up in Winnipeg on this day in 1917. He was born in Deseronto on October 22nd, 1884, the son of watchmaker George Edmund Snider and Iva (née Wartman). The Snider family were still in Deseronto in 1901 but had moved to Coe Hill by 1911. Leo was living in Saskatoon and working for the McLaughlin Carriage Company when he enlisted. He gave his father’s address as 12th Avenue East, Vancouver.

Leo joined the Canadian Army Service Corps with the regimental number 2115732. He was five feet nine inches tall, with a dark complexion, blue eyes and black hair. His service record shows that he arrived in England on June 5th, 1918 on the SS City of Marseilles. He went to France with the Canadian Army Service Corps on June 26th, 1918 and served there with the Canadian Engineers Mechanical Transport Company until May 16th, 1919. He returned to Canada on the SS Olympic on June 6th, 1919 and was demobilized in Toronto on June 21st.

Snider was back in Saskatoon, still working for McLaughlin, in 1921. He died in Saskatoon on January 19th, 1950 and was buried in the Woodlawn Cemetery.