-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 01-Jan-2020

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of

Photo of Able Seaman Leslie Stephen Gordon, courtesy of his nephew, Leslie Stiff, May 2004

Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: P/J 11526
Date Joined Hood: May 1941
Biographical Information: Leslie was born on 16 November 1909 in Gosport, Hampshire to William and Maud Gordon. He had an older sister, Gladys, and two young siblings, Grenville and Blodwen (known as Poppy).

Lesley was the husband of Nellie Gordon (nee Hughes), of 7 Ford Rd, Gosport. They were married in 1933. Together they had one son, Leslie Alexander Gordon, born 16 March 1936. Nellie later remarried and passed away in 1992.

Leslie served in the Royal Navy for approximately 13 years. His postings include H.M.S. Ajax (circa 1936), H.M.S. Eagle, H.M.S. Manchester and H.M.S. Ajax (just prior to Hood). He joined Hood as a replacement sailor just before she sailed to engage Bismarck. He received the following medals (posthumously) for his naval service: The 1939-1945 Star, The Atlantic Star, The Africa Star, The 1939-1945 War Medal and The Defense Medal.

Leslie was 30 years old at the time of his loss. We have no additional information.

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Memorial Information
Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 48, 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
 Patricia Anderson(information, August 2019)
His nephew, Leslie Stiff (photo & information, May 2004)
Alan Baptist (information, September 2004)
Danny Siggers (information, July 2011)
‘Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings’ (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)