-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 JOHN CHARLES LONDON

Photo of Sergeant Reginald John Charles London, courtesy of Linda Jones, March 2007

Service: Royal Marines
Rank: Sergeant
Service Number: PO/X 911
Date Joined Hood: Unknown
Biographical Information: Reginald was born on 24 May 1912 in the village of Churchill, Somerset, to parents Reginald and Gerty London. He attended Churchill School, leaving at the age of 14. He joined the Royal Marines as a teenager.

Reginald married Frances Mary Davis in Portsmouth in 1932 and their son, John William London was born at 55 Landguard Road Eastney, Portsmouth on 12th Jan 1933. Sometime during the war, the family relocated to Kentish Town, London. Reginald lost his life on 24 May 1941, his 29th birthday.

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Memorial Information
Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 58, Column 2 (click to view panel)
Also memorialised at
Hood Chapel, Church of St John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire
Additional Photographs
Reginald London as a young lad.  Photo courtesy of Photo courtesy of Marina Coles, May 2007
Above- Photo of Reginald as a young lad
Reginald and a friend aboard Hood in the late 1930s
Above- Reginald & friend aboard Hood in the late 1930s
Hoods Marine Sergeants, 1940 or 1941
Above- Reginald & fellow Royal Marine Sergeants aboard Hood in Late 1940 or early 1941
Sources
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Linda Jones (Photos & information, March 2007)
Mrs Marina Coles (childhood photo & additional information, May 2007)