-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
Robert Thomas Leaney

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Date of birth: 17th January 1924
Place of birth: Uckfield, Sussex, England
Parents: Queenalena Leaney
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Boy 1st Class
Service Number: P/JX 171791
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

Robert was born on 17th January 1924 in Uckfield, Sussex to Queenalena Leaney. The family later lived in Lewes, Sussex. He was 17 years old at the time of his loss.

Additional Photos

News of Robert Leaney's loss, in local newspapers.

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

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
Mr Bob Penfold (family member) photographs and information 2021.