-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
JACK ELFORD MOON

Photo of Petty Officer Jack Elford Moon, courtesy of his son, John Moon, March 2005
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Petty Officer
Service Number: P/JX 139334
Date Joined Hood: 1940
Biographical Information: Jack was born on 08 April 1917 to George and Margaret Moon of Hastings, Sussex. He was the brother of Bill Moon (who joined the Army at the outbreak of war) and his younger sister Rose Moon (who joined the Wrens). Jack joined HMS Ganges as a boy, served aboard HMS London during her voyages to Malta, Cyprus, Egypt, Italy, Yugoslavia, Crete and Turkey, before joining H.M.S. Hood in 1940.

On 16 November 1939 he married his 17 year old bride Ivy (Sue) Potter of Portsmouth, their son John was born in Winchester on 11 December 1940. John immigrated to Australia in 1959 and now lives in Melbourne with his wife Mary, has a daughter (Joanne) and a son (Bob), has three granddaughters and a great-grandson.

Jack was serving as an Acting Petty Officer and was 24 years old at the time of his loss. He is still sorely missed.



Memorial Information
Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 46, Column 2 (click to view panel)
Also memorialised at
Hood Chapel, Church of St John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire
Additional Photographs
Photo of Petty Officer Jack Elford Moon, courtesy of his son, John Moon, March 2005 Above & below- Jack and 4" gun crewmatesPhoto of Petty Officer Jack Elford Moon, courtesy of his son, John Moon, March 2005
Below- Various shots of Jack and friends
Photo of Petty Officer Jack Elford Moon, courtesy of his son, John Moon, March 2005  Photo of Petty Officer Jack Elford Moon, courtesy of his son, John Moon, March 2005

Photo of Petty Officer Jack Elford Moon, courtesy of his son, John Moon, March 2005  Photo of Petty Officer Jack Elford Moon, courtesy of his son, John Moon, March 2005

Photo of Petty Officer Jack Elford Moon, courtesy of his son, John Moon, March 2005   Photo of Petty Officer Jack Elford Moon, courtesy of his son, John Moon, March 2005

Photo of Petty Officer Jack Elford Moon, courtesy of his son, John Moon, March 2005
Above- John and Ivy on their wedding day


Sources
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Jack's son, John Moon (photos & information, March 2005)
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ