-H.M.S. Hood Crew Information-
H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour
Memorials to Men Lost in the sinking

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
Leonard Walter James Bailey

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Date of birth: 17th February 1923
Place of birth: Portsmouth, Hampshire, England
Parents: Alfred George and Lily Florence Bailey
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Ordinary Signalman
Service Number: P/JX 159501
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information: 'Jimmy', as he was known, was born on 17th February 1923 to Alfred and Lily Bailey, of Portsmouth, Hampshire. He was one of eleven children. The family is believed to have lived in the Fratton area. He was 18 years old at the time of his loss.

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None at this time.

Hood Chapel, Church of St. John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire, England

Photos of the memorial

Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea, Hampshire, England

Photos of the memorial

The part of the memorial in which the Hood casualty names can be found.
(Panels 45 to 61)

Leonard's name is in Column 1 of Panel 52.

Detail of Leonard's name.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
Mrs Joan Lowe (photo & information)
James Bailey (information, March 2008)