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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
Reginald Alfred Laidman

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Date of birth: 26th November 1922
Place of birth: Portsea, Hampshire, England
Parents: Mr. and Mrs. H. Laidman
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: P/JX 158238
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

Reginald was born on 26th November 1922 in Portsea, Portsmouth, Hampshire to Mr. and Mrs. H.H. Laidman. He attended The Royal Hospital School, Holbrook from May 1934 to May 1938. He entered the Navy and was trained at H.M.S. St. Vincent. He was 18 years old at the time of his loss.

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

Photos of the memorial

Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea, Hampshire, England

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

Reginald's name is in Column 2 of Panel 48.

Detail of Reginald'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)
Monty Callow, Alumni Relations Officer, The Royal Hospital School (information, November 2016)