-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 Frank Griffiths

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Date of birth: 26th January 1923
Place of birth: Eastbourne, Sussex, England
Parents: Frank and Alice Griffiths
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Ordinary Seaman
Service Number: P/JX 159180
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

Leonard was born on 26th January 1923 to Frank and Alice Griffiths, of Eastbourne, Sussex. He was 18 years old at the time of his loss.

Additional Photos

A studio shot of Leonard, probably on passing out of Ganges.

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 3 of Panel 50.

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)
Jackie Walkinshaw, niece, photo 2021.