L.N. Wadlin was born at Beaver Harbour, New Brunswick, in 1884 and spent his early life in the Maritime provinces.
In 1908, he graduated in civil engineering from the University of New Brunswick and joined the Topographic Surveys, Department of the Interior. He obtained his commission as a Dominion Land Surveyor in 1913 and after two years on baseline surveys enlisted and was granted a commission in the pioneers. He returned from overseas in 1919 and joined the staff of the Geodetic Survey, where he was employed until his retirement in 1949.
Mr. Wadlin died on January 1st, 1954, and was survived by his widow, residing in Ottawa. He was prominent in Masonic circles, a member of Civil Service Lodge, Carleton Chapter, Ottawa Preceptory, Knights Templar and Scottish Rite.
Source: The Canadian Surveyor, January 1954