Lance Corporal David Leslie Reekie, MM, was born in Camperdown, Ontario on March 2nd, 1896, to parents Alexander and Isabella Reekie (née Walker).
He enlisted in Meaford, Ontario, on December 14th, 1915, with the 147th Overseas Battalion (Grey County), embarking for England on board the S.S. Olympic in November of 1916. He served in France with the 4th Canadian Mounted Rifles, where he was awarded the Military Medal on February 2nd, 1918. Reekie was demobilized on March 19th, 1919.
L/Cpl. Reekie’s Service Record (Serv/Reg# 838674) can be viewed/downloaded in pdf format through Library and Archives Canada.
The David Reekie letters are part of the Sandy Stevenson Collection at the Grey Roots Museum & Archives in Owen Sound, Ontario, and were transcribed through the work of the Grey Roots Volunteers in the Fall of 2021. Minor changes have been made by the Canadian Letters and Images Project to these originals to conform with CLIP transcription protocols, and as such responsibility for any errors or omissions is ours.