James A. Leonard
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Major, Inf., Co. A, 30th Div., 120th Regt., as Capt.; of Davidson County; son of P. D. and Mrs. Sallie C. Leonard. Husband of Mrs. Etta E. Leonard. Entered service Aug. 1, 1917, at Lexington, N.C. Sent to Camp Sevier, S. C., Aug. 1, 1917. Sailed for France April 1, 1918. Promoted to rank of Capt. Aug. 1, 1917; as Major Oct. 17, 1918. Fought at Ypres, Cambrai Hill Offensive in August; Somme Offensive Sept. 29, 1918. Continued operations on same front until Oct. 20, 1918. Strength of Batn. on Sept. 29th, 860 men, 24 officers; after operations only 263 men and four officers remained. The others killed and wounded. Sailed for USA March 11, 1919. Mustered out at Charleston, S. C., May 31, 1919.