-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 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:
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)

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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Southsea National Naval War Memorial

Panel 50, Column 2

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

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)