-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
Hector Leslie Reed

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Date of birth: 1st September 1916
Place of birth: Hayling Island, Hampshire, England
Parents: Albert and Clare Reed
Service: Royal Marines
Rank: Corporal
Service Number: PO/ 1682
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

"Leslie" as he was known, was born on 1st September 1916 to former Sergeant-Major Albert William George Reed, R.H.A. And Mrs Clara Reed, of 3, Legion Road, Hayling Island, Hampshire. Clara was mid-wife on the Island and Albert an amateur painter. Hector and his siblings attended Hayling C.E. School. The Reeds were a sporting family, playing cricket, golf and also boxing. Hector is known to have been an espeically keen Cricket player, having won several trophies.

Hector is believed to have served in Hood's "B" turret. He was 24 years old at the time of his loss.

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)

Hector's name is in Column 3 of Panel 58.

Detail of Hector'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)
Hector's friend, Mr Lew Wakeley (photo & information, May 2004)
Kenneth McIntosh (information, Nov 2004)