-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
William Leslie Brierley

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Date of birth: 13th September 1918
Place of birth: Brandon, Manitoba, Canada
Parents: Elsie Brierley
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Leading Steward
Service Number: P/LX 23078
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

'Pip', as he was known, was born on 13th September 1918 in Brandon, Manitoba, Canada to Elsie Brierley. His father, a Grenadier Guard, was killed during the First World War. He had two brothers. The family relocated to the UK and lived at Abbey-lane, Aslockton, Nottinghamshire.

Pip was known to have been a member of the Whatton and Aslockton Cricket Club. He joined the Navy shortly before the outbreak of war in 1939. He was 22 years old at the time of his loss.

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

Photos of the memorial

Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea, Hampshire, England

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The part of the memorial in which the Hood casualty names can be found.
(Panels 45 to 61)

William's name is in Column 1 of Panel 58.

Detail of William'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)
Nottingham Journal, June 1941