-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-May-2014

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
JOHN ROBERT GILLIS

Photo of Ordinary Seaman John Robert Gillis, courtesy of B. McKenzie, 2001

1941 Newfoundland flag

Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Ordinary Seaman
Service Number: P/JX 212482
Date Joined Hood: Unknown
Biographical Information: John was born on 31 August 1915 to James and Mary Gillis, of Campbells Creek, Port au Port Bay, Newfoundland. He was a member of the Newfoundland Overseas Forestry Unit (NOFU No. 0436) and was later transferred to the Royal Navy. Hood is believed to have been his only ship. He 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 58, Column 2 (click to view panel)
Also memorialised at
Newfoundland Book of Remembrance
Hood Chapel, Church of St John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire
Additional Photographs
None at this time.
Sources
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Canadian Virtual War Memorial
Jim Roache (biographical information, May 2006)
‘Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings’ (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)