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Memorials to Men Lost in the sinking

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
Leonard Ryder

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Date of birth: 8th September 1904
Place of birth: Highbury, London, England
Parents: Henry and Annie Ryder
Wife: Gladys Ryder
Previous occupation: Training Ship Boy
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Petty Officer Telegraphist
Service Number: P/J 96801
Joined Hood: 2nd June 1939 (Leading Telegraphist)
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Acting Petty Officer Telegraphist)
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Biographical Information:

Leonard was born on 8th September 1904 in Highbury, London to Henry and Annie Ryder. He was the husband of Gladys Ryder. He was serving as an Acting Petty Officer Telegraphist and was 36 years old at the time of his loss.

History of ships served in and rate held:

Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
23rd March 19209th September 1920ImpregnableBoy 2nd ClassADM188/840
10th September 19204th December 1920GangesBoy 2nd ClassADM188/840
5th December 192015th June 1921GangesBoy 1st ClassADM188/840
16th June 192126th June 1921GangesBoy TelegraphistADM188/840
27th June 19217th September 1922RevengeBoy TelegraphistADM188/840
8th September 19223rd January 1924RevengeOrdinary TelegraphistADM188/840
4th January 192422nd June 1924Vivid IOrdinary TelegraphistADM188/840
26th February 192420th November 1927EagleTelegraphistADM188/840
23rd June 192425th February 1924Vivid ITelegraphistADM188/840
21st November 192725th April 1928Vivid ITelegraphistADM188/840
26th April 192826th August 1928Victory ITelegraphistADM188/840
27th August 192811th November 1928Vivid ITelegraphistADM188/840
12th November 192810th January 1929ConcordTelegraphistADM188/840
11th January 192925th November 1930TamarTelegraphistADM363/393
26th November 193019th February 1931Victory I - IITelegraphistADM363/393
20th February 193117th July 1931Frobisher (Saladin)TelegraphistADM363/393
18th July 193110th November 1931Iron DukeTelegraphistADM363/393
11th November 193117th December 1931Victory ITelegraphistADM363/393
18th December 193122nd April 1932Victory II (Campbell)TelegraphistADM363/393
23rd April 193215th December 1933WarspiteTelegraphistADM363/393
16th December 193325th March 1934Victory II (Warspite)TelegraphistADM363/393
26th March 193422nd October 1934Victory ITelegraphistADM363/393
23rd October 193416th December 1934St. Angelo II (Delight)TelegraphistADM363/393
17th December 193414th July 1936St. Angelo II (Wild Swan)TelegraphistADM363/393
15th July 193611th September 1936Victory II (Wild Swan)TelegraphistADM363/393
12th September 193618th September 1936Victory ITelegraphistADM363/393
19th September 19366th November 1936Vernon (Winchester)TelegraphistADM363/393
7th November 19369th March 1937Victory ITelegraphistADM363/393
10th March 193728th February 1938DeptfordTelegraphistADM363/393
1st March 193812th February 1939DeptfordActing Leading TelegraphistADM363/393
13th February 193928th February 1939Victory IActing Leading TelegraphistADM363/393
1st March 19398th May 1939Victory ILeading TelegraphistADM363/393
9th May 19391st June 1939Victory II (Whitley)Leading TelegraphistADM363/393
2nd June 19396th May 1941HoodLeading TelegraphistADM363/393
7th May 194124th May 1941HoodActing Petty Officer TelegraphistADM363/393

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 2 of Panel 52.

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)
Leonard's daughter, Edith Chitson (photo, 2001)
The National Archives (ADM 188/840)