-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 19-Mar-2020

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of

Photo of Leading Steward William Leslie Brierley, obtained through the Nottingham Journal, March 2020

Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Leading Steward
Service Number: P/LX 23078
Date Joined Hood: Unknown
Biographical Information: Pip, as he was known, was born on 13 September 1918 in Brandon, Manitoba, Canada to Elsie Brierley. His father, a Grenadier Guard, was killed during the First World War. He had two brothers. The family relocated to the UK and lived at Abbey-lane, Aslockton, Nottinghamshire.

Pip was known to have been a member of the Whatton and Aslockton Cricket Club. He joined the Navy shortly before the outbreak of war in 1939. He was 22 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 1 (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
Nottingham Journal, June 1941
‘Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings’ (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)