-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 26-Apr-2013

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
VICTOR ROBERT FRANCIS

Photo of Leading Stoker Victor Robert Francis, courtesy of Carl Francis, April 2013

Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Leading Stoker
Service Number: P/K 59651
Date Joined Hood: Unknown
Biographical Information: Victor was born on 02 November 1902 in Attleborough, Norfolk to Charles and Ellen Francis. He was one of 11 children.

He was the husband of Helen Francis, of Burnham Norton, Norfolk. Together they had one son, Edward (known as Teddy). He is known to have served in H.M.S. Witch at some point before joinnig the crew of Hood. He was 38 years old at the time of his loss. We have no additional information.

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Memorial Information
Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 54, Column 2 (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
Carl Francis (photo and information, April 2013)
‘Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings’ (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)