-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 23-Jan-2017

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
AUBREY ROY PASSEY

Photo of Sick Berth Attendant Aubrey Roy Passey, courtesy of William Willmot, January 2017
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Sick Berth Attendant
Service Number: P/MX 63310
Date Joined Hood: Unknown
Biographical Information: 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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Memorial Information
Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 57, Column 2.
Also memorialised at
King Alfreds School WWII War Memorial, Wantage Oxford
and
Hood Chapel, Church of St John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire

Additional Photographs
Memorial to Roy Passey
Above - memorial erected by the Passey family; Below- Photos of Aubrey & shipmates aboard Hood
Photo of Sick Berth Attendant Aubrey Roy Passey, courtesy of William Willmot, January 2017    Photo of Sick Berth Attendant Aubrey Roy Passey, courtesy of William Willmot, January 2017
Sources
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
William Willmot (photos, January 2017)
Mr Trevor Hancock (information, 2000)