-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
Leslie Raymond Joyce

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Date of birth: 30th September 1923
Place of birth: Southwark, London, England
Parents: Leading Seaman P. Joyce, R.N., and L. Joyce
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Boy 1st Class
Service Number: P/JX 166424
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

Leslie was born on 30th September 1923 in Southwark, London to Leading Seaman Percy Joyce, R.N., and Lily Joyce.

The family later lived in Mile End, Portsmouth - the 1939 Census shows them living at 140 Shearer Road, Leslie having entered the Royal Navy and serving as a Boy with his father still a Leading Stoker serving, at the time, in H.M.S. Argus.

Leslie was 17 years old at the time of his loss.

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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)

Leslie's name is in Column 3 of Panel 51.

Detail of Leslie'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)