-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
ALBERT GORDON LEE AUSTIN

Photo of Able Seaman Albert Gordon Lee Austin, courtesy of Den Finden, 2001
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: P/SSX 21827
Date Joined Hood: Unknown
Biographical Information: Albert was known as "Bunny" to his friends. He was born on 29 November 1920 in Portsmouth, Hampshire to parents Albert and Florence Austin. He was the eldest of five children- Reginald (born 1923), and Norman (born 1925), Cecilia (born 1927) and Hazel (born 1928). All three boys served in the Navy. The family lived in Winchester. He was 20 years old at the time of his loss. We have no additional information.

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Memorial Information
Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 47, Column 1 (click to view panel)
Also memorialised at
Hood Chapel, Church of St John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire
Additional Photographs
The Winchester Five, photo courtesy of Den Finden, 2001
Above: The "Winchester 5." Back Row (left - right)- Albert "Bunny" Austin and Harold Pink; Front Row (left - right): Geoff Mould, Alan Hadley and Den Finden. Of the five, only Den Finden survived...he was transferred off the ship before her fateful mission against Bismarck. It was Den who provided this photograph to us.
Sources
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Mr Dennis Finden ("Winchester 5" photo, March 2001)
His niece, Marina Phillips (information, January 2011)
‘Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings’ (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)