James Leslie Shardlow was born June 24, 1923. Les joined the Canadian Army in Calgary on July 14th, 1941 and was a member of the Royal Canadian Artillery. He served in Italy and was discharged on October 24th 1945. He married Josephine Clara Kultgen and they had nine children. Leslie worked for the Canadian Immigration Department in Coutts. He and Josephine later moved to Lethbridge where he worked for the City. Les passed away June 27th, 1999.