-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 09-Mar-2010

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
RODNEY ALFRED FOLEY

Photo of Chief Stoker Rodney A Foley, courtesy of his sister in law, Edith Foley, 2001
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Chief Stoker
Service Number: P/K 57838
Date Joined Hood: Unknown
Biographical Information: "Tim", as he was known to his friends, was born on 12 February 1901 in Cowes, Isle of Wight to Walter and Alice Foley. He is known to have had a sister, Irene. He attended Sholling School as a lad, and was later apprenticed at Thornycrofts. He served in the RMS Mauretania before joining the Navy at age 18. He went on to serve for 22 years.

Tim was the the husband of Bertha Foley, of Woolston, Hampshire. He was also the father of two children. He was 40 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
None at this time.
Sources
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
His sister in law, Edith Foley (photo & information, 2001)
‘Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings’ (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)