Born: 18 January 1896
Family: The fourth child of James and Sarah Elson of Moorhead Cottage, Willeymoor, Tushingham, Cheshire. Leonard married Abigail Mary Paddington in 1924 and together they had one daughter, Sheila. His surname was sometimes spelt Ellson.
Civilian Occupation: He was a gardener by trade.
Residence: In 1939 he was living in Egerton Road, Whitchurch, Shropshire.
Died: In 1977 aged 81.
Regiment: King’s Shropshire Light Infantry
Service Number: 13630
Date of Enlistment: 11 September 1914
Date of Discharge: 9 April 1919
Reason for Discharge: Demobilisation