According to his attestation papers dated February 17, 1916, Leonard Robert Wood was born in London, England on September 10, 1896. He listed his mother Matilda Wood as his next of kin. He listed his trade as clerk. He was living on Macdonald Street. He was 19 years, 5 months of age and 5 feet 9 3/4 inches tall. He had blue eyes and fair hair and complexion. He had scars on both knees and a birthmark on his left breast. He was a member of the Church of England.
He was a member of the British Columbia Regiment, 7th Battalion when he was killed in action on July 23, 1917. He is buried in the Maroc British Cemetery, Grenay, France