Born: 18 July 1889 in Adderley, Shropshire. He and his twin brother Lancelot were baptised 25 August 1889 at Adderley Parish Church.
Family: He was the third child born to John Freer, a groom, and his wife Fanny, nee Done. He married Ada Louise Bowyer on 21 November 1914 in Shipbourne, Kent. The couple had one child, Joyce, born in 1923.
Residence: Leonard lived in Adderley until at least 1901 but by 1911 he had moved to Waddesdon, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire. An address of 2 Terrick Cottages, Whitchurch was given for him on the 1919 Absent Voters List. This was in fact the home of his parents. The 1939 Register had an address of Gardeners Cottage, Old Lodge, Uckfield, Sussex for him and his family. At the time of his death in 1968 he was living in the Braintree district of Essex.
Employment: Throughout his working life Leonard was a gardener.
Died: Quarter 3 1968 in Braintree, Essex, aged 79
Regiment: Hampshire Regiment
Service Number: 33738
Date of Enlistment: 15 November 1915
Date of Discharge: 12 December 1918
Reason for Discharge: Not known
Other Information: Leonard’s younger brother, Percy, was killed in action at Gallipoli, 23 July 1915, aged 23.