-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
Leslie Edward Vernon Smart

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Date of birth: 30th July 1922
Place of birth: Portsmouth, Hampshire, England
Parents: Charles and Mabel Smart
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: P/JX 159544
Joined Hood:
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)







Biographical Information:

Leslie was born on 30th July 1922 in Portsmouth, Hampshire to Charles and Mabel Smart. He was 18 years old at the time of his loss.





Additional Photos



Leslie aboard Hood circa 1940/41





Memorials

Southsea National Naval War Memorial

Panel 49, 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)
Christina Novis (photo, September 2008)
Mark Davidson (photo, December 2014)