-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

Updated 06-May-2014

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
ARTHUR BENJAMIN BLEACH

Photo of Able Seaman Arthur Benjamin Bleach, courtesy of Jean Cahill, 2001
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: P/SSX 24656
Date Joined Hood: 1940 or earlier
Biographical Information: "Tex", as he was known to his friends, was born on 30 January 1919 in Southampton, Hampshire to Arthur and Ellen Bleach. The family later lived in Woolston, Hampshire. He was 22 years old at the time of his loss. We have no additional information.

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Memorial Information
Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 47, Column 2 (click to view panel)
Also memorialised at
Hood Chapel, Church of St John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire
Additional Photographs
None at this time.
Sources
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
ADM 101/565
Jean Cahill (photo, 2001)
‘Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings’ (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)