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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
Leslie Ashton Capon

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Date of birth: 19th February 1920
Place of birth: Sandhurst, Berkshire, England
Parents: William and Dorothy Capon
Wife: Dorothy Capon
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Ordinary Seaman
Service Number: P/JX 212275
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

Leslie was born on 19th February 1920 to parents William and Dorothy Capon, of Sandhurst, Berkshire. He attended Branksome Hill School. A keen sportsman, he enjoyed swimming plus played football for the village of Sandhurst.

Leslie left school at age 14 and went to work at Camberly Co-Operative Society on the bakers round. He married his wife Dorothy at age 19 and entered the Navy shortly afterwards. He was 21 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

Photos of the memorial

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

Leslie's name is in Column 2 of Panel 50.

Detail of Leslie'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)
Bryan & Diana Goodall (photo & information, January 2004)