Leonard Square

Northern Blvd., Roosevelt Ave. bet. 155 St. and 156 St.


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This text is part of Parks’ Historical Signs Project and can be found posted within the park.

This square, located in the Queens neighborhood of Murray Hill, honors Corporal William A. Leonard (1889-1918), a Flushing native who lost his life fighting in World War I.

Leonard, a member of the 107th Infantry Regiment, 27th Infantry Division in the First World War (1914-1918), was killed in action on July 16, 1918, in Flanders, Belgium. As a boy, Leonard ran errands at the Flushing Daily Times and worked his way up to the position of city editor. Leonard was appointed to the board of the Queens Borough Public Library by Mayor John Purroy Mitchel (1879-1918), and served two terms before resigning to enter the military.

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