-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 04-Mar-2018

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of

Photo of Boy 1st Class Robert Keers, courtesy of Mary Mckeown, February 2018

Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Boy 1st Class
Service Number: P/JX 159401
Date Joined Hood: Unknown
Biographical Information: Robert was born on 02 May 1923 in Lanchester, County Durham to William and Annie Keers. The family lived in Craghead, County Durham until moving to 146 Fir Tree Avenue, Conventry circa 1937.

Robert briefly worked at the Standard Works before joining the Navy. He was 18 years old at the time of his loss. 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.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Mary Mckeown (photo & information derived from the"The Midland Daily Telegraph," 20th June 1941; provided February 2018)
‘Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings’ (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)