-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 06-May-2014

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of

Photo of Marine Leonard Arthur Bates, courtesy of his cousin, Stuart Kingston, 2001
Service: Royal Marines
Rank: Marine
Service Number: PO/X 1561
Date Joined Hood: Unknown
Biographical Information: Leonard was born on 18 March 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 in approximagely 1935. Leonard was 25 years old at the time of his loss. We have no additional information.

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Memorial Information
Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 58, Column 3 (click to view panel)
Also memorialised at
Hood Chapel, Church of St John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire
Additional Photographs
None at this time.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
His cousin Stuart Kingston (photo, 2001)
‘Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings’ (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
June Brook (information, February 2011)