-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
REGINALD EDMOND HOWE

Photo of Stoker 2nd Class Reginald Edmond Howe, courtesy of his friend, Albert Chaffey, 2001
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Stoker 2nd Class
Service Number: P/KX 103719
Date Joined Hood: Unknown
Biographical Information: Reginald was born on 24 January 1918 in Poole, Dorset to Victor and Mary Howe. He was the husband of Phyllis Howe, of Parkstone, Dorsetshire.

He was known to have been assigned to a submarine prior to Hood. His family believes he missed the sailing of his sub and was assigned temporarily to Hood to backfill her normal crew. He was 23 years old at the time of his loss. We have no additional information.

If you have any additional details, please contact us.



Memorial Information
Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 56, Column 1 (click to view panel)
Also memorialised at
Hood Chapel, Church of St John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire
Additional Photographs

Photo of Stoker 2nd Class Reginald Edmond Howe, courtesy of his niece, Pauline Head, May 2004
Photo of Stoker 2nd Class Reginald Edmond Howe, courtesy of his niece, Pauline Head, May 2004
Above & Below- Various shots of Reginald
Photo of Stoker 2nd Class Reginald Edmond Howe, courtesy of his niece, Pauline Head, May 2004
Photo of Stoker 2nd Class Reginald Edmond Howe, courtesy of his niece, Pauline Head, May 2004

Photo of Stoker 2nd Class Reginald Edmond Howe, courtesy of his niece, Pauline Head, May 2004
Above- Reginald (far right) and two shipmates on shore leave

Photo of Stoker 2nd Class Reginald Edmond Howe, courtesy of his niece, Pauline Head, May 2004
Above & Below- Reginald and Phyllis on their wedding day
Photo of Stoker 2nd Class Reginald Edmond Howe, courtesy of his niece, Pauline Head, May 2004


Sources
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Reginald's friend, Albert Chaffey (photo, 2001)
Reginald's niece, Pauline Head (photos & information, May 2004)
‘Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings’ (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009