Born: 4 January 1899 in Harlesden, Middlesex.
Family: He was the youngest of two children born to George R House, a brewer’s clerk, and his wife Gertrude. No marriage can be identified for Leonard. George was a Quaker and therefore a member of The Society of Friends.
Residence: In 1901 he lived at 104 Rucklidge Avenue, Willesden, Middlesex. The address shown on the Absent Voters’ Register is 26 Wrexham Road, which remained the family address. In 1939 he lived at 95 Wimborne Avenue, Hayes and Harlington, Middlesex. Some time after this he moved to 38 Wrexham Road, Whitchurch, which was his address when he died.
Employment: He was a bank clerk when he left school and in 1939 a bank inspector.
Died: 6 March 1955, aged 56, at Deermoss Hospital, Whitchurch and was buried on 10 March the same year in Whitchurch cemetery. (His mother died one month later and was also buried in Whitchurch cemetery.)
Regiment: British Red Cross Society and Order of Saint John of Jerusalem
Service Number: 14514
Date of Enlistment: 23 October 1917
Date of Discharge: 13 February 1919
Reason for Discharge: Left the service of the Friends Ambulance Unit and was demobilised.
Other Information: Leonard was a Quaker and was granted the right to refuse to perform military service on the grounds of conscientious objection at a tribunal in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire in 1917. This was conditional on his joining the Friends Ambulance Unit, which he did and served in the Red Cross Society at home and abroad as a cook. He was granted a permit to be at Dunkirk. His Friends Ambulance Unit personnel card can be found at The Library of the Religious Society of Friends.