-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 06-May-2014

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
FREDERICK ABBOTT

Photo of Royal Marine Frederick Abbott, courtesy of Ken Troake, September 2001
Service: Royal Marines
Rank: Marine
Service Number: PO/X 4821
Date Joined Hood: Unknown
Biographical Information: Fred was born on 19 April 1922 in Neath, Glamorgan. He was the fifth of six children born to George and Gertrude Abbott of Canton, Cardiff. As a child, Fred attended Severn Road School in Cardiff. He played trumpet and horn and was a member of the Boys Brigade. He was also a chorister at St. Catherines Anglican Church.

Though listed as a "Marine", Fred actually served aboard Hood as a "Royal Marine Band" musician. Fred's action station at the time of Hood's sinking was the 15" Transmitting Station. He was 19 at the time of his loss.

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Memorial Information
Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 58, 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.
Sources
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
His nephew, Mr Ken Troake (photo & information, September 2001)
‘Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings’ (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)