-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
JOHN CYRIL ARMSTRONG

Photo of Leading Stoker John Cyril Armstrong, courtesy of his granddaughter, Ruth Johnson, August 2008

Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Leading Stoker
Service Number: P/KX 84345
Date Joined Hood: Unknown
Biographical Information: Cyd, as he was known, was born on 27 June 1915 in Lemington, Northumberland to parents James and Elizabeth Armstrong. The family actually resided in Chester-le-Street, County Durham. He was the husband of Lydia Armstrong.

Cyd was a career sailor having joined the Royal Navy during the interwar period. He served in various locations, to include the far east. After the outbreak of war in 1939, he was primarily assigned to destroyers escorting convoys. During one such voyage, in which he was crewing a lend-lease destroyer enroute from the USA, the ship was bombed. Cyd was thrown from his bunk and received a broken arm during the attack.

Following his injury he was transferred to Hood for treatment. He was still with the ship when it sailed to engage Bismarck. He and his wife Lydia had one daughter, Mary, who was born after Hood sank. Cyd was 25 years old at the time of his loss. We have no additional information.

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Memorial Information
Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 54, 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.
Sources
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
His grandchildren, Chris Charlton and Ruth Johnson (photo & information, August 2008)
‘Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings’ (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)