-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 James Foden

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Date of birth: 28th April 1912
Place of birth: Portsmouth, Hampshire, England
Parents: James and Emma Foden
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Leading Seaman
Service Number: P/JX 130988
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

"Les", as he was known to his friends, was born in Portsmouth, Hampshire on 28th April 1912. His parents were James and Emma Foden. Les was educated in the Portsmouth area. He is believed to have joined the Navy at a young age. Les was 29 years old at the time of his loss.

Additional Photos

A photo of Les on the starboard/aft portion of the Shelter Deck. He is near 4" mounting S3

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

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
Les's great-nephew, Mr Laurence Richer (photos & information, 2001 & 2005)