2nd Lieutenant, 12th Battalion Durham Light Infantry.

Killed in action 17th July 1916, age approx. 32.

Remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, France.

Former student of commerce.



Leonard was born in 1884 at Manchester to John Herbert Harrison, a merchant, and his wife Alice. He was schooled at Bellfield House, Bowden, Bowden College, Buxton College and Manchester Grammar School. He came to Manchester University in 1905 and gained a Bachelor in Commerce in 1908 and a Masters in 1911. He was secretary of the Literary Society and attended Hale Congressional Church. He went on to become a partner in Harrison, Son & Hague Ltd.

Leonard enlisted in the ranks of the 20th Royal Fusiliers on 5th November 1914, was gazetted in May 1915 to the Lincolnshire Regiment and soon after transferred to the Durham Light Infantry. He was killed on 17th July 1916 during an attack on Pozieres in France. He left effects worth £2410 4s 2d to his father.