Remembered with honour Pozieres Memorial: Panel 50 and 51.
He enlisted in High Wycombe, Bucks, and was formerly Private 3546 Queen’s Own Oxfordshire Hussars. He was entitled to the Victory and British War medals, and was presumed killed in action. Unfortunately, Leonard’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
There is an article about Leonard in the Uxbridge and West Drayton Gazette dated 24 May 1918.
Son of Caroline (nee BRYANT) and the late Henry ALLOWAY; husband of Beatrice (nee CARTER) ALLOWAY.
His parents married 1872 in the Hemel Hempstead, Herts, district. Henry died 1912 aged 58; Caroline died 1928 aged 77; both in the Watford district.
Leonard was born 1882 in Abbot’s Langley, Herts, and married 1 July 1911 at St Lawrence’s. Abbot’s Langley; they had one child. He resided in Watford. Beatrice never remarried, she died 27 January 1938 in Watford aged 53, and was buried 31 January in North Watford Cemetery.
On the 1891 Census, a scholar aged 9 he lived at Hunton Bridge, Herts, with his parents and six siblings. On the 1901 Census, a gardener aged 19, he lived in Abbot’s Langley, with his parents and three siblings. On the 1911 Census, a gardener aged 28, he was a boarder in Beaconsfield, Bucks.
- 1st S.W. Herts Scout Troop [in St Mary's Parish Church Watford] (4)
- Abbot's Langley Herts War Memorial (17)
- Aldbury Herts War Memorial (1)
- Aldenham Herts War Memorial (located in Letchmore Heath Herts) (8)
- All Saints Church Croxley Green Herts (12)
- All Saints Church Harrow Weald Middx (2)
- All Saints Church Hertford (1)
- All Saints Church King's Langley Herts (1)
- All Saints Church Leavesden Herts (31)
- All Saints Church Witham Essex (3)