Leonard Frank Green, known as Len, was born in Birmingham on 2nd September 1896, the second son of Harold and Mary Green. Len grew up in Sparkhill but by 1911 his father, a tailor, had opened an outfitters on the High Street, Broadway, and Len completed his education at Broadway Council School.
Len enlisted in September 1914 and joined the 1/8th Battalion Worcestershire Regiment. Len was posted to the Western Front at the beginning of April 1915. In April 1917 the battalion was involved in the Battle of Passchendaele and Len was killed in action, aged 20, on 27th August 1917. Len’s body was never recovered and he is commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium. Len is also commemorated on the Broadway War Memorial and Broadway Council School Memorial Board.
Len is one of 48 commemorated on the Broadway War Memorial. Further information about Len and his fellow men from Broadway commemorated on the memorial can be found in ‘Broadway Remembers’ (a not-for-profit publication published to coincide with the global First World War Centenary commemorations led by IWM. Proceeds to the Poppy Appeal).