-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 Royal Marine Corporal Hector Leslie Reed, courtesy of his friend, Mr Lew Wakeley, May 2004

Service: Royal Marines
Rank: Corporal
Service Number: PO/X 1682
Date Joined Hood: Unknown
Biographical Information: "Leslie" as he was known, was born on 01 September 1916 to former Sergeant-Major Albert William George Reed, R.H.A. And Mrs Clara Reed, of 3, Legion Road, Hayling Island, Hampshire. Clara was mid-wife on the Island and Albert an amateur painter. Hector and his siblings attended Hayling C.E. School. The Reeds were a sporting family, playing cricket, golf and also boxing. Hector is known to have been an espeically keen Cricket player, having won several trophies.

Hector is believed to have served in Hood's "B" turret. He was 24 years old at the time of his loss. We have no additional information.

If you have any additional details, please contact us.

Memorial Information
Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 58, Column 3 (click to view panel)
Also memorialised in
The Book of the War Fallen of Hayling Island

Additional Photographs
None at this time.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Hector's friend, Mr Lew Wakeley (photo & information, May 2004)
Kenneth McIntosh (information, Nov 2004)
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ