Hood Avenue, SW14

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Rear Admiral the Honourable Horace Lambert Alexander Hood (October 2, 1870 – May 31, 1916) lived at East Sheen Lodge from 1912 until his death at the Battle of Jutland following the destruction of his flagship HMS Invincible. He was awarded the KCB posthumously, one of many accolades he received following his death, which was greeted by mourning from across Britain. He was the second son the of the fourth Viscount Hood, and descended from one of the most influential and experienced navy lines, he himself joined the navy aged 12, for a time he served in Africa, during the Boer War, and later in Egypt before becoming the naval attache at Washington, where he met his wife. The road was laid out in 1925.

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