-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
JAMES BROWN DE GERNIER

Photo of Able Seaman James Brown De Gernier, courtesy of Mary Mochan, November 2003
Service: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: P/ESD/X 1470
Date Joined Hood: Late 1940
Biographical Information: James was the son of Christina De Gernier, of Thorer Road, Dundee, Scotland. He apparently performed some Naval service in the mid 1930s and participated in Spanish Civil War duties aboard H.M.S. Boreas. After this, he worked at Angus Jute Mills. He also played football for St Clements.

James was called to duty again at the outbreak of the war. He joined Hood in late 1940 following the loss of the ship he was assigned to. He was 27 years old at the time of his loss. We have no additional information.

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Memorial Information
Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 60, 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
Mary Mochan (photo & information, February 2004)