-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
ROBERT ELLIOTT COLLINSON

Photo of Boy 1st Class Robert Collinson, courtesy of his cousin, Gladys Martin, 
  2001

Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Boy 1st Class
Service Number: P/JX 181937
Date Joined Hood: Spring 1941, shortly before the sinking
Biographical Information: Robert was born 18 November 1924 in Ismalia, where his father was stationed in the RAF. He was the son of George and Daisy Collinson, of Weston Turville, Buckinghamshire. Robert and his two brothers were educated at the school near RAF Halton.

Robert trained at TS Arethusa and Hood was his only posting. He was 16 years old at the time of his loss - the second youngest person lost in the sinking of Hood. We have no additional information.

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Memorial Information
Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 51, Column 3 (click to view panel)
Also memorialised at
Hood Chapel, Church of St John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire
Additional Photographs
Photo of Boy 1st Class Robert Collinson, courtesy of his cousin, Gladys Martin,  2001
A photo of Robert on Coombe Hill, taken during his last leave shortly before being posted to Hood

Sources
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Robert's cousin, Gladys Martin (photo, 2001)
‘Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings’ (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)