-H.M.S. Hood Crew Information-
H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour
Memorials to Men Lost in the sinking

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
Leonard Arthur James

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Date of birth: 22nd December 1917
Place of birth: Coventry, Warwickshire, England
Parents: Arthur and Lilian James
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Leading Stoker
Service Number: P/KX 95154
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

Leonard was born on 22nd December 1917 to parents Arthur and Lilian James, of Coventry. The family resided at 32 Gordon street. Leonard was employed at Morris Motors Ltd. before joining the Navy.

Leonard was 23 years old at the time of his loss.

Additional Photographs
None at this time.

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

The part of the memorial in which the Hood casualty names can be found.
(Panels 45 to 61)

Leonard's name is in Column 2 of Panel 54.

Detail of Leonard's name.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
Peter Robson (photo, 2001)
Trevor Harkin (information, July 2008)