South Wales Borderers, Brecknockshire Btn., service no.
Died on July 19th, 1916 in India, aged 22
Commemorated t the Kirkee 1914-18 Memorial, India
Leonard was born in Walworth, London in 1893, to William and Theresa, nee Green. William was a sweep, as was his father. Leonard's mother remarried Alfred Miles, a merchant’s clerk, and the new family are living in Croydon in 1901 with Leonard listed as stepson. He attended the South Norwood Boys School in Croydon, Surrey but left after the 1908 summer term.
By 1911 Leonard had moved to Brecon and was boarding at 8, The Postern with the Thomas family, whilst working as a printer's apprentice at the Brecon County Times. He later moved to Cadmore House, St John’s Road Brecon.
He enlisted in Brecon joining the 1st Brecknock Battalion and soon left Britain with a draft of recruits to join the Brecknocks in Mhow, India.
Leonard took ill with a fever in Mhow and died of septicaemia on July 19th, 1916, being buried the following day.
He was buried in Mumbai and is commemorated on the Kirklee Memorial in India.