-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 08-May-2014

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
CECIL REGINALD EDWARD LANSDOWNE

Photo of NAAFI Canteen Assistant Cecil Reginald Edward Lansdowne, courtesy of William Lansdowne, 2001
Service: Navy Army & Air Force Institute (NAAFI)
Rank: Canteen Assistant
Date Joined Hood: Unknown
Biographical Information: Cecil was born on 02 February 1923 in Deal, Kent. He was a member of Hood's NAAFI canteen staff. 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 61, Column 2 (click to view panel)
lso memorialised at
Hood Chapel, Church of St John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire
Additional Photographs
Geoff Jordan, Cecil Lansdowne and Jack Ovenden with an unidentified Marine. Photo courtesy of Mrs D. Riley. Cecil Lansdowne and Frank Ayling. Photo courtesy of Mrs D. Riley. Three men from Hoods Final Canteen Staff
Above Left- (left to right): Geoff Jordan, Cecil Lansdowne and Jack Ovenden with an unidentified Marine. Photo courtesy of Mrs D. Riley.
Above Centre- (left to right): Cecil Lansdowne and Frank Ayling. Photo courtesy of Mrs D. Riley.
Above Right- Right- (left to right) Frank Ayling, unknown man, Cecil Lansdowne and William Trevarthen. Photo courtesy of William Lansdowne.
For information about the NAAFI staff, please see our article on Hood's NAAFI Canteen Men.

Sources
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Cecil's brother, Mr William Lansdowne (Photos, 2000)
Mrs D. Riley (Photos, March 2001)
‘Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings’ (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009