-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
BERTRAM HAROLD L'ENFANT

Photo of Leading Stoker Bertram Harold L'Enfant, courtesy of his great-granddaughter, Katie Smith, November 2009

Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Leading Stoker
Service Number: P/K 65505
Date Joined Hood: Unknown
Biographical Information: Harold as he was known, was born on 04 April 1905 in Southampton, Hampshire. He joined the Navy in the early 1920s. He spent much of his service time assigned to battlecruiser H.M.S. Repulse. An avid sportsman, he was an accomplished boxer while in the Navy. He is known to have won several silver trophies. He was also an excellent swimmer - one tale told to family members is that he once dove off the mast of the Repulse for a bet!

Harold married Elizabeth Walker in the late 1920s. Together they had three daughters (Pat, Eileen and Marjorie) and one son (Raymond). Sadly, Elizabeth was in poor health and never recovered from the loss of Harold. She died in 1946.

Harold was 36 years old at the time of his loss. We have no additional information.

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Memorial Information
Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 54, 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 great-granddaughter, Katie Smith (photo & information, November 2009)
‘Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings’ (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009