-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
Cecil Reginald Edward Lansdowne

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Date of birth: 3rd February 1923
Place of birth: Deal, Kent, England
Parents: Cecil and Mary Lansdowne
Service: NAAFI
Rank: Canteen Assistant
Service Number: NAAFI
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

Cecil was born on 2nd February 1923 in Deal, Kent. He was a member of Hood's NAAFI canteen staff. He was 18 years old at the time of his loss.





Additional Photos



Geoff Jordan, Cecil Lansdowne and Jack Ovenden with an unidentified Marine. Photo courtesy of Mrs D. Riley.




Cecil Lansdowne and Frank Ayling. Photo courtesy of Mrs D. Riley.




Frank Ayling, unknown man, Cecil Lansdowne and William Trevarthen.






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


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Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea, Hampshire, England


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Sources
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
Cecil's brother, Mr William Lansdowne (Photos, 2000)
Mrs D. Riley (Photos, March 2001)