-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 Fred George Sheppard

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Date of birth: 27th May 1905
Place of birth: Winchester, Hampshire, England
Parents: George and Anne Sheppard
Wife: Iris Sheppard
Previous occupation: Errand Boy
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Petty Officer
Service Number: P/J 98585
Joined Hood: 2nd June 1939 (Petty Officer)
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Petty Officer)
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Biographical Information:

Leonard was born on 27th May 1905 in Winchester, Hampshire to parents George and Anne Sheppard. He was the husband of Iris Sheppard, of Portswood, Southampton. He was the father of Doreen and Dennis Sheppard. He was 35 years old at the time of his loss.

History of ships served in and ratings held:

Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
26th August 192011th February 1921ImpregnableBoy 2nd ClassADM188/844
12th February 19213rd April 1921Vivid III (Glorious)Boy 2nd ClassADM188/844
4th April 192130th June 1921Vivid III (Glorious)Boy 1st ClassADM188/844
1st July 192124th July 1921GloriousBoy 1st ClassADM188/844
25th July 192116th February 1922InconstantBoy 1st ClassADM188/844
17th February 192226th May 1923ConquestBoy 1st ClassADM188/844
27th May 192312th June 1924ConquestOrdinary SeamanADM188/844
13th June 192431st August 1924ConquestAble SeamanADM188/844
1st September 19241st July 1925Victory IAble SeamanADM188/844
2nd July 192517th October 1927EffinghamAble SeamanADM188/844
18th October 19277th June 1929Victory IAble SeamanADM188/844
8th June 192910th November 1931Iron DukeAble SeamanADM363/331
11th November 193123rd November 1931Victory IAble SeamanADM363/331
24th November 193131st March 1932DolphinAble SeamanADM363/331
1st April 19326th September 1933ExcellentAble SeamanADM363/331
7th September 19338th March 1934ResolutionAble SeamanADM363/331
9th March 193414th November 1934ResolutionActing Leading SeamanADM363/331
15th November 193416th January 1935Victory IActing Leading SeamanADM363/331
17th January 19358th March 1935EffinghamActing Leading SeamanADM363/331
9th March 193531st March 1935EffinghamLeading SeamanADM363/331
1st April 193524th July 1935Victory ILeading SeamanADM363/331
25th July 193531st March 1936DespatchLeading SeamanADM363/331
1st April 193631st March 1937DespatchActing Petty OfficerADM363/331
1st April 193731st December 1937DespatchPetty OfficerADM363/331
1st January 193810th February 1938Hawkins (Despatch)Petty OfficerADM363/331
11th February 19389th August 1938ExcellentPetty OfficerADM363/331
10th August 193813th December 1938CaledoniaPetty OfficerADM363/331
14th December 19381st June 1939ExcellentPetty OfficerADM363/331
2nd June 193924th May 1941HoodPetty OfficerADM363/331

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 46.

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, Doreen Hayter (photo & information, 2001)
The National Archives (ADM 188/844)