-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 08-Apr-2019

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
JOHN FRENCH CLARK

Photo of Leading Seaman John French Clark, courtesy of his niece, Marilyn Stansell, 2001

Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Leading Seaman
Service Number: P/JX 136450
Date Joined Hood: Unknown
Biographical Information: John was born on 28 May 1915 in Motcombe, North Shaftsbury to Mr. and Mrs. George Henry Clark. The family later lived at Solent View, Warsash, Hants.

He had a twin brother named Thomas. He is also known to have had a brother named William. He had 11 siblings and 3 half-siblings. John and Thomas were the 9th and 10th children born. His half-brother Laurence was one of the three half siblings.

John is known to have served on the training ship Mercury for 5 years before joining the NAvy at age 15. He was serving as an Acting Leading Seaman and 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 46, Column 3 (click to view panel)
Also memorialised at
Warsash War Memorial
and
Hood Chapel, Church of St John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire
Additional Photographs
Photo of Leading Seaman John French Clark, courtesy of Bob Dominy, 2001   Photo of Leading Seaman John French Clark, courtesy of the Hants Telegraph, 13 June 1941, April 2019
Sources
Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Hants Telegraph, 13 June 1941 (photo & information, April 2019)
John's niece, Marilyn Stansell (photo & information, 2001)
Mr Bob Dominy (photo & information, October 2001)
His half-brother, Laurence Clark (information, March 2009)
‘Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings’ (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)