Lance Corporal PS/5432, “B” Company 20th Battalion Royal Fusiliers.

Killed in action 20th July 1916.

Buried in Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, France.

Student of mathematics.


Leonard was born in 1897 at Accrington to Thomas Henry Pateman. He was educated at Accrington Secondary School and entered Manchester University in 1913 to study mathematics.

Leonard was a member of the University Officer Training Corps from 1913 to 1914 and enlisted into the 20th Battalion Royal Fusiliers. He fell on 20th July 1916 during a battle at High Wood on the Somme. His headstone is engraved “Not dead to those who loved him”.