-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
Leslie William Bispham

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Date of birth: 14th November 1922
Place of birth: Portsmouth, Hampshire, England
Parents: Harry and Mabel Bispham
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Ordinary Seaman
Service Number: P/JX 157878
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

Leslie was born on 14th November 1922 in Portsmouth, Hampshire to Harry and Mabel Bispham. The family lived in Cosham, Hampshire. He was 18 years old at the time of his loss.

Additional Photos

Les whilst under boys' training at H.M.S. St. Vincent.

Another photo of Les

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)

Leslie's name is in Column 1 of Panel 50.

Detail of Leslie'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)
Paul Cheney (photo, November 2002)
Peter Connelly (photo), May 2021