Born in Bix, Oxfordshire on 22nd February 1886 (baptised 21st March 1886), the fifth son of The Honourable and Reverend Algernon Robert Parker and Mrs Emma Jane Anne Parker of Macefen Hall, Maesfen, Malpas, Cheshire.
Leonard attended Marlborough College and Christ Church Oxford, winning a rugby blue as a fresher in 1905. He played in the Varsity match, narrowly losing to Cambridge.
He gained a flying certificate at the Bristol Flying School and joined the Royal Flying Corps rising to Squadron Leader. He lost his life in a reconnaissance mission taking aerial photographs which were invaluable in aiding the allied offensive. His observer, Second Lieutenant H A Mann, was wounded and taken prisoner of war, surviving to the end of hostilities.
Regiment : 52nd Squadron Royal Flying Corps, formerly 15th Hussars
Rank : Major, Squadron Leader, acting Lieutenant Colonel
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Killed in action; France 7 January 1917 Aged 31