-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 23-Mar-2010

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of

Photo of Stoker 2nd Class Leonard Victor Rant, courtesy of Tony Green & Duncan MacDonald-Heaney, January 2007

Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Stoker 2nd Class
Service Number: P/KX 114842
Date Joined Hood: Unknown
Biographical Information: Leonard was born on 05 May 1917 in Deptford, London to Stanley and Winifred Rant. The family lived in Catford, formerly Downham. He attended Durhamhill School, Downham and was later employed as a bricklayer. He and his wife Mary were wed in December 1937 and eventually settled in Bexleyheath, Kent. Together, they had one child circa 1938/1939.

Leonard joined the Navy in September 1940. Hood was likely his only ship. He was 24 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 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
"Kentish Mercury", 6 June 1941 (provided by Tony Green & Duncan MacDonald-Heaney, January 2007)
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ