-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 Edwin Le Bosquet

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Date of birth: 21st April 1915
Place of birth: Leytonstone, Essex, England
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: P/JX 235198
Joined Hood: Early 1941
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Able Seaman)
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Biographical Information:

Cecil was born on 21st April 1915, the son of John and Ivy Le Bosquet of Leytonstone, Essex. Cecil's family had served in the maritime services since Napoleonic times...but sadly and ironically, he hated the sea. He was trained as a radar operator and was drafted to Hood in early 1941. He was engaged to Joan Evennett.

He was 26 years old at the time of his loss.




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





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





Detail of Cecil's name.






Sources
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
Gordon Taylor (information, January 2005)
Jacqueline Hallé (information, November 2009)
Janet Whitehead (photo, April 2013)