-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 09-Mar-2010

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
LESLIE VICTOR FRENCH

Photo of Ordinary Seaman LV French, courtesy of his brother AE French, July 2002
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Ordinary Seaman
Service Number: P/JX 158399
Date Joined Hood: Unknown
Biographical Information: Leslie was born 20 November 1922 in Portsmouth, Hampshire. At age 11, he entered the Royal Navy as a Boy. He was first at the Royal Hospital School, Holbrook, Ipswich. In 1937/38, he was assigned to H.M.S. St Vincent, Gosport. He joined Hood at age 18 along with his best friend, Peter Neave. Leslie was assigned to Mess 15. He was 18 years old at the time of his loss. We have no additional information.

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Memorial Information
Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 50, 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
His brother, Mr AE French (photo & information, July 2002)
‘Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings’ (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)