In Remembrance of
AUBREY ROY PASSEY
Sick Berth Attendant
Date Joined Hood:
Known as "Roy" to his family and friends. Roy was born on 16th April 1919, one of the five children to Frederick and Gertrude Passey of 65, Mill Street Wantage. The family lived in Wantage from pre 1919 to 1934 where Roy and later his brother Fred attended King Alfreds Grammar School and the C of E Boys School.
The family moved to Oxford in 1934 and Roy worked as a clerk at the University School of Geography. According to his elder brother Fred, Roy joined up in Portsmouth circa 1938-39 (pre-war) with his great friend Christopher Willmott of Sandford-on-Thames. Roy eventually became a Petty Officer and was serving as a Sick Berth Attendant on H.M.S. Hood in May 1941 when she was sunk. He was 22 years old at the time of his loss.
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Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 57, Column 2
Also memorialised at
King Alfreds School WWII War Memorial, Wantage Oxford
Hood Chapel, Church of St John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire
Above - memorial erected by the Passey family; Below- Photos of Aubrey & shipmates aboard Hood
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
William Willmot (photos, January 2017)
Mr Trevor Hancock (information, 2000)