-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
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:
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)







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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Memorials

Southsea National Naval War Memorial

Panel 47, Column 2






Hood Chapel, Church of St. John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire









Sources
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