-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 08-May-2014

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of

Photo of Shipwright 4th Class William Leonard Ramsbotham, courtesy of his niece, Joan Holubov, November 2005
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Shipwright 4th Class
Service Number: P/MX 67742
Date Joined Hood: Unknown
Biographical Information: Leonard, as he was known, was born on 17 September 1897 in Manchester, Lancashire. He was the youngest of seven children (1 girl, 6 boys) born to Joseph and Sarah Ramsbotham. He was born and raised in Blackley, Lancashire where his father was Sexton of St. Peter's Church. Close ties were maintained with his mother's family, the Hughes, of Leighton, Montgomeryshire.

Leonard emigrated to Canada in the late 1920's. He lived in Vancouver for 3 years. He returned to England because his mother was ill. She died in 1932. He never married.

Leonard was 43 years old at the time of his loss. We have no additional information.

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Memorial Information
Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 56, 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
Leonard's niece, Joan Holubov, November 2005
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ