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We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
Leonard Eaves

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Date of birth: 21st July 1916
Place of birth: Wood Green, Middlesex, England
Parents: Henry and Ethel Eaves
Wife: Emily Eaves
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Wireman
Service Number: P/MX 68628
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

Leonard was born on 21st July 1916 to Henry and Ethel Eaves of Wood Green, London, Middlesex. He was the husband of Emily Eaves, of Wood Green. He is known to have had a son also named Leonard. He was 24 years old at the time of his loss.

Additional Photos

Emily and Leonard

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 1 of Panel 57.

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 son, Leonard Eaves and granddaughter Mandy Eaves (photos & information, February 2010)