-H.M.S. Hood Crew Information-
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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
ROBERT OGDEN

Photo of Able Seaman Robert Ogden, courtesy of his great nephew Paul Ogden, December 2002

Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: P/JX 127622
Date Joined Hood: Unknown
Biographical Information: Robert was born on 02 January 1911 at Stocks Farm, Haydock, Lancashire. He was the son of Paul and Margaret Ogden.

Robert entered the Royal Navy on 04 August 1926 as a Boy. His Boy service was completed on 02 January 1929. He then proceeded to spend the next twelve years and 4+ months in the service of the Navy.

During his time in service, he was assigned to the following ships and establishments:

H.M.S. Impregnable (04 Aug 1926 - 1927)
H.M.S. Emperor of India (Oct 1927)
H.M.S. Renown (28 Oct 1927 - 30 Dec 1928)
H.M.S. Victory (14 May - l0 Jun 1929)
H.M.S. Vivacious (11 Jun 1929 - 06 Oct 1930)
H.M.S. Wakeful (07 Oct 1930 - 17 Jun 1931)
H.M.S. Vivacious (18 Jun - 30 Nov 1931)
H.M.S. Victory (01 Dec 1931 - 31 Aug 1932)
H.M.S. Nelson (01 Sep 1932 - 11 Jan 1934)
H.M.S. Victory(12 Jan - 08 Mar 1934)
H.M.S. Excellent (09 Mar 1934 - 14 Nov 1935)
H.M.S. Coventry (15 Nov 1935 - 21 Feb 1937)
H.M.S. Excellent (22 Feb - 01 Mar 1937)
H.M.S. Diomede (02 Mar - 18 Apr 1937)
H.M.S. Gnat (19 Apr 1937 - 05 May 1939)
H.M.S. Mantis (06 May - 08 Jun 1939)
H.M.S. Victory (09 Jun - 08 Sep 1939)
H.M.S. Windsor (09 Sep - 17 Oct 1939)
H.M.S. Victory (18 Oct 1939 - 01 Mar 1940)
H.M.S. Suffolk (02 Mar 1940 - 31 Jan 1941)
H.M.S. Excellent (01 Feb - 07 Mar 1941)
H.M.S. Hood (08 Mar -24th May 1941)

Robert held the following ratings during his service:
Boy 2nd Class (04 Aug 1926 - 12 Jun 1927)
Boy 1st Class (13 Jun 1927 - 01 Jan 1929)
Ordinary Seaman (02 Jan 1929 - 02 May 1930)
Able Bodied Seaman (02 May 1930 onwards)

Robert was was very good at his duties and received two Good Conduct Badges- the first was awarded 02 January 1932, and the second on 02 January 1937. Robert was 30 years old at the time of his loss.

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Memorial Information
Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 49, Column 1 (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
His great nephew, Paul Ogden (photo & information, December 2002 and October 2007)
Service Records (provided by Paul Ogden)