-H.M.S. Hood Crew Information-
H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour
Memorials to Men Lost in the Sinking of Hood, 24th May 1941

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:
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)

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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Southsea National Naval War Memorial

Panel 48, Column 2

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

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)