-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 15-Mar-2010

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
ROBERT WILLIAM HARKESS

Photo of Stoker 1st Class Robert William Harkess, courtesy of his brother, James Harkess, January 2003
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Stoker 1st Class
Service Number: P/KX 100453
Date Joined Hood: Unknown
Biographical Information: "Bob", as he was known to his friends and family, was born on 03 February 1918 to Thomas and Mary Harkess, of Horden, County Durham. He was 23 years old at the time of his loss. We have no additional information.

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Memorial Information
Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 55, Column 1 (click to view panel)
Also memorialised at
Hood Chapel, Church of St John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire
Additional Photographs
Christmas card sent home by Stoker 1st Class Robert William Harkess, courtesy of his brother, James Harkess, January 2003
Above- Christmas card sent by Bob to his brother James
Sources
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Bobs brother, James Harkess (photos, January 2003)
‘Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings’ (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009