-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
DERRICK BRIAN HAWKEY DSM

Photo of Signalman Derrick Brian Hawkey, courtesy of Jon Wyatt, January 2012

Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Signalman
Service Number: P/JX 151228
Date Joined Hood: Unknown
Biographical Information: Derrick was born on 02 February 1921 in St Vincent, Cape Verde Isles to Herbert and Emily Hawkey. The family later lived in Parkstone, Dorsetshire.

Derrick joined the navy at the age of 15 in 1936. He subsequently served at/in H.M.S. St Vincent (Jan-May 1937), H.M.S. Iron Duke (Mar-May 1938), H.M.S. Nelson (May 1938-July 1939) and H.M.S. Hood (July 1939). He was most likely awarded his DSM during Operation Primrose in early 1940.

He was 20 years old at the time of his loss. We have no additional information.

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Memorial Information
Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 52, Column 1 (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
‘Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings’ (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009
Jon Wyatt (photo and information, January 2012)