Second Lieutenant Leonard Elmslie Schultz was an English officer of the British Army who died during the First World War.

He was born in 1889, in Wandsworth, the youngest son of German-born George Ludwig, an iron and steel merchant, and Annie Schultz (née Beddoes), of St. Leonard. At the time of the 1911 census, Schultz was working as a merchants clerk while living with his family at 15 Thirlmere Road, Streatham.

Schultz died on 29 September 1915, during the Battle of Loos, while serving with the 2nd Battalion, The Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). His battlion suffered heavy losses in an attempt to reinforce the 1/4th Cameron Highlanders. Schultz had reached their trenches unscathed, but was shot after he left his position to encourage some soldiers who were struggling to reach the Camerons.[1] He had formerly been a serjeant in the 5th Londons and was commissioned in April 1915.[2]

He has no known grave and is commemorated by the Loos Memorial.


  1. Shepherd, W Scott (1927), The 2nd Battalion, Wiltshire Regiment (99th): A Record of Their Fighting in the Great War; 1914-1918, p. 56-7
  2. The London Gazette (29127), p. 3588, 13 April 1915. Retrieved 30 August 2013.


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