-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 07-Mar-2014

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
ROBERT WILLIAM JONES

Photo of Boy 1st Class Robert William Jones, courtesy of Ian Fairbrother, January 2014

Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Boy 1st Class
Service Number: P/JX 175970
Date Joined Hood: Unknown
Biographical Information: Bobby, as he was known, was was born on 14 September 1924 in Barton-upon-Irwell, Lancashire to John and Mary Jones. The family later lived in Patricroft, Lancashire. He had a sister named Audrey. He was trained at H.M.S. St George before joining Hood.

He was 16 years old at the time of his loss. He was the third youngest person lost in the sinking of Hood. We have no additional information.

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Memorial Information
Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 51, Column 3 (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
Ian Fairbrother (photo & information, January 2014)
‘Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings’ (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)