-H.M.S. Hood Crew Information-
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
William Leishman

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Date of birth: 3rd October 1899
Place of birth: Falkirk, Stirlingshire, Scotland
Parents: John and Margaret Leishman
Wife: Irene Leishman
Previous occupation: Moulder
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Chief Stoker
Service Number: P/K 46594
Joined Hood: 25th May 1937 (Chief Stoker)
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Chief Stoker)
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Biographical Information:

William was born on 3rd October 1899 in Falkirk, Stirlingshire, Scotland to parents John and Margaret Leishman. He was the husband of Irene Leishman of Portchester, Hampshire. He was 41 years old at the time of his loss.

History of ships served in and ratings held:

Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
16th October 191731st March 1918Victory IIStoker 2nd ClassADM188/960
1st April 191831st October 1918VenerableStoker 2nd ClassADM188/960
28th April 191827th August 1919Shore on demobilisationStoker 1st ClassADM188/960
1st November 191827th April 1918VenerableStoker 1st ClassADM188/960
28th August 191920th September 1919Victory IIStoker 1st ClassADM188/1129
21st September 191915th February 1921TerrorStoker 1st ClassADM188/1129
16th February 192125th May 1921Victory IIStoker 1st ClassADM188/1129
26th May 192113th July 1921Columbine ([illegible])Stoker 1st ClassADM188/1129
14th July 19216th April 1922Victory IIStoker 1st ClassADM188/1129
7th April 192230th September 1924ConquestStoker 1st ClassADM188/1129
1st October 19242nd January 1925ConquestActing Leading StokerADM188/960
3rd January 192531st January 1925Victory IIActing Leading StokerADM188/960
1st February 192520th May 1925FisgardActing Leading StokerADM188/960
21st May 192518th June 1925FisgardActing Stoker Petty OfficerADM188/960
19th June 192520th May 1926TigerActing Stoker Petty OfficerADM188/960
21st May 192621st September 1928TigerStoker Petty OfficerADM188/960
22nd September 192830th June 1930Victory IIStoker Petty OfficerADM188/960
1st July 193031st October 1931FolkestoneStoker Petty OfficerADM363/29
1st November 193122nd June 1932FoweyStoker Petty OfficerADM363/29
23rd June 193215th July 1932FoweyChief StokerADM363/29
16th July 19325th October 1932Victory IIChief StokerADM363/29
6th October 19321st May 1933VernonChief StokerADM363/29
2nd May 193325th March 1936CourageousChief StokerADM363/29
26th March 193624th May 1937Victory IIChief StokerADM363/29
25th May 193724th May 1941HoodChief StokerADM363/29

Additional Photographs
None at this time.

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

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

William's name is in Column 3 of Panel 53.

Detail of William'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)
The National Archives (ADM 188/960)