-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 Leonard Darby, courtesy of Brian and Sandra Waller, 2001

Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Ordinary Seaman
Service Number: P/JX 261080
Date Joined Hood: 1941
Biographical Information: Leonard was born on 06 April 1922. He was one of four sons born to Thomas and Nellie Darby, of 24 Henry Street, Rotherham, Yorkshire. His brothers were Lesley, Reuben and Thomas.

Leonard worked at Park Gate Iron & Steel Works until joining the Navy in January 1941. Hood was likely his first ship after training. He was 19 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
Brian & Sandra (nee Darby) Waller (photo, 2001)
Jayne Daley and Andrew Featherstone (information, April 2013)
‘Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings’ (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)