Royal Canadian Legion
Leslie Sutherland Branch 447
Albert and Beckwith
Corunna Ontario N0N 1G0
519.862.1240
 

The LESLIE SUTHERLAND BRANCH #447, OF THE ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION, Corunna, Ontario was so named in memory of Leslie G. Sutherland, who was the first known "KILLED IN ACTION" Serviceman from Moore Township during World War II.

Leslie G. Sutherland

Born: Nov. 26, 1918

Enlisted: Mar. 13, 1941

RCAF London, Ontario

Killed in Action: May. 24, 1943

Branch #447 received its Charter on December 4, 1946.

First meetings were held in the Anglican Church Hall.

The original Beresford location was originally Crown Land.

Footings for the Beresford location were poured in 1947.

The building was completed in 1948.

The first Branch President was Arthur Turnbull.

Branch #447 moved to its present location at 350 Albert St., Corunna following completion of the new building construction in 1987. The official opening of the new building took place on April 30, 1988.

Branch #447 celebrated their 50th Aniversary on December 4, 1996. A special Remembrance Day/Honours & Awards Dinner was held on November 9, 1996 to commemorate the event.

The Members of Branch #447, Corunna, have a very proud history of service to our Veterans, their dependants, and the community in which we live, and will continue to do so into the future.