-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
Leonard Blow

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Date of birth: 23rd October 1922
Place of birth: Sheffield, Yorkshire, England
Parents: May Blow
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Ordinary Seaman
Service Number: P/JX 158632
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

Leonard was born on 23rd October 1922 to Joseph and May Blow, of Sheffield, Yorkshire. He had three older sisters, Mona, Sarah and Florence. Following his father's death, his mother remarried and had two further sons, John and Frederick.

He was 18 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)

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

Detail of Leonard'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)
Lyn Bloomer (photo & information, November 2013)