-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
RUSSELL GORDON KIRK

Photo of Royal Marine Russell Gordon Kirk, courtesy of of his widow, JJ Kirk, May 2004
Service: Royal Marines
Rank: Marine
Service Number: PO/X 3421
Date Joined Hood: Unknown
Biographical Information: Russell was born on 21 December 1920 in Wantage, Berkshire. He later lived in Oxford. He was a member of Hood's Number Four 4" gun crew and lived in Number 33 Mess. He married on 22 January 1941. 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 59, Column 1 (click to view panel)
Also memorialised at
Hood Chapel, Church of St John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire
Additional Photographs
Photo of Royal Marine Russell Gordon Kirk, courtesy of Mrs TM Southgate, April 2004
Sources
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
ADM 101/506 (Public Records Office)
Mrs TM Southgate (photo, April 2004)
His widow, JJ Kirk (information & photo, May 2004)
‘Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings’ (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)