-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
ANDRÉ BLONDEL
(AKA JOHN ASTON)

No photos of this individual are available
Flag of FranceService: Royal Navy
Rank: Electrical Artificer 4th Class
Service Number: P/MX 72194
Date Joined Hood: Unknown
Biographical Information: André was a Frenchman who served in the Royal Navy under the alias of "John Aston." He was born on 28 April 1919, Picquigny, Somme, France. According to some French sources, his name might actually have been Jean Marie Blondot. He was 22 years old at the time of his loss. We have no additional information.

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Memorial Information
Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 57, Column 1 (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 (listed as Aston, J)
"Caspack" Paper N. 3927, dated 1942, "French Ratings Lost in H.M.S. Hood and HMS Branlebas"
Royal Navy correspondence (birthdate and home of record, May 2007)
Mr Don Kindell