-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
Arthur Benjamin Bleach

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Date of birth: 30th January 1919
Place of birth: Southampton, Hampshire, England
Parents: Arthur and Ellen Bleach
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: P/SSX 24656
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

'Tex', as he was known to his friends, was born on 30th January 1919 in Southampton, Hampshire to Arthur and Ellen Bleach. The family later lived in Woolston, Hampshire. He was 22 years old at the time of his loss.

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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)

Arthur's name is in Column 2 of Panel 47.

Detail of Arthur'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)
Jean Cahill (photo, 2001)
ADM 101/565