-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 Bates

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Date of birth: 18th March 1916
Place of birth: Goldenhill, Staffordshire, England
Parents: Reginald and Ada Bates
Previous occupation: Haulage hand
Service: Royal Marines
Rank: Marine
Service Number: PO/X 1561
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

Leonard was born on 18thMarch 1916 in Goldenhill, Staffordshire to Reginald and Ada Bates. The family later lived on First Avenue in South Kirkby, Yorkshire. He worked as a haulage hand at Frickley Colliery prior to joining the Marines around 1935. Leonard was 25 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)

Leonard's name is in Column 3 of Panel 58.

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)
His cousin Stuart Kingston (photo, 2001)
June Brook (information, February 2011)