Leonard was born in 1867 in Kippax
His Father was Charles Townend and Mother Elizabeth
He enlisted in the Royal Field Artillery on 18th October 1915. He declared his age as 35 and 2 months. His actual age was 48 .
He was discharged in 17th February 1919 and died after discharge on 16th June 1919. He is buried in a Commonwealth War Grave in St Mary’s Church Grave, (Row 59 Grave 3 North of the Path- Not Garforth Cemetery)
On the St Mary’s Parish Burial Record he is listed as 51 years old
Leonard’s first wife was Louisa T nee Dickinson (b 1873 in Crossgates). She died in Q1 1908
On the Parish records of his second marriage he is listed as Charles Leonard Townend. He married Eliza Saddington ( a widow aged 40) on 17th Oct 1908 in Dewsbury. Her father was Charles Foster. Leonard was listed as a widow aged 40 who was a miner of Springfield Place, West Garforth. His father was also called Charles
In 1919 he was listed as husband of Eliza of Swillington Common