Lance Corporal Leo Harold Grossman
January 7, 1916
5th Battalion East Kent Regiment (The Buffs)
Service Number T/1335
Amara War Cemetery, Iraq. Age 29
Son of the late Julius and Julia E. Grossman, Chilliwack, B.C.
In August 1914, while on a motorcycle tour of the United Kingdom, Leo Grossman, a member of Chilliwack's 104th Regiment, joined "C" Company of the Buffs. On October 29, 1914, Grossman's regiment sailed for India and was stationed at Kamptee in Madras. In February, Grossman as one of his company's best shots was stationed with 19 other "Buffs" at the Pachmachi School of Musketry. Promoted to Lance Corporal, Grossman then sailed with his unit to Basra where they arrived on December 8, 1915 and took part in the actions to relieve the forces at Kut-el-Amara. On January 7, 1916, Leo Grossman was killed in action at Shaikh Saad, Iraq, formerly, Mesopotamia.