-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 Ordinary Seaman Leslie Ashton Capon, courtesy of his niece Diana and nephew-in-law Bryan Goodall, Jan 2004
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Ordinary Seaman
Service Number: P/JX 212275
Date Joined Hood: Unknown
Biographical Information: Leslie was born on 19 February 1920 to parents William and Dorothy Capon, of Sandhurst, Berkshire. He attended Branksome Hill School. A keen sportsman, he enjoyed swimming plus played football for the village of Sandhurst.

Leslie left school at age 14 and went to work at Camberly Co-Operative Society on the bakers round. He married his wife Dorothy at age 19 and entered the Navy shortly afterwards. He was 21 years old at the time of his loss. We have no additional information.

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Memorial Information
Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 50, Column 2 (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
Bryan & Diana Goodall (photo & information, January 2004)
‘Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings’ (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)