-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 BENJAMIN EDGAR BURCKITT

Photo of Petty Officer Cook John Benjamin Edgar Burckitt, courtesy of his grandson, Simon Wootten, August 2008

Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Petty Officer Cook
Service Number: P/MX 46625
Date Joined Hood: Unknown
Biographical Information: Jack, as he was known, was born on 24 June 1909 in Foleshill, Warwickshire, the eldest son of David and Annie Burckitt. He had a younger sister and brother, Jessie-May and Henry James.

Jack was married to Edith Burckitt and together they had a daughter, Barbara, and a son, John (deceased). Jack has 4 grandchildren and 7 great-grandhildren.

Jack was 31 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 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 grandson, Simon Wootten (photo & information, August 2008)
‘Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings’ (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)