-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
ARTHUR ERNEST JAMES BUCK

Photo of Mechanician 2nd Class Arthur Ernest James Buck, courtesy of Hannah Snook, 2001
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Mechanician 2nd Class
Service Number: P/KX 81986
Date Joined Hood: Unknown
Biographical Information: Arthur was born on 14 December 1912 to parents Samuel and Beatrice Buck, of Portsmouth, Hampshire. His brother, Herbert Thomas John Buck was also lost in the sinking of Hood. He was 28 years old at the time of his loss. We have no additional information.

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Memorial Information
Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 53, Column 3 (click to view panel)
Also memorialised at
Hood Chapel, Church of St John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire
Additional Photographs
Newspaper clipping about the Buck brothers lost in the sinking of H.M.S. Hood
Above- Newspaper clipping about Arthur and his brother Herbert

Sources
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
His sister, Mrs B Griffin (photo & information, February 2001)
Family friend, Mrs Hannah Snook (photo & information, June 2001)
‘Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings’ (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)