-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-Jul-2010

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
REGINALD KEITH PEEL

Photo of Assistant Steward Reginald Keith Peel, courtesy of his daughter, Barbara Smith, June 2010

Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Assistant Steward
Service Number: P/LX 25027
Date Joined Hood: 28 February 1941
Biographical Information: "Keith" as he was known to his family and friends, was the born on 10 August 1917 in Rajputana, India to Reginald and Florence Peel. In civilian life, Keith was a wine waiter at Old Ship Hotel in Brighton. He, his wife Irene (known as Rene) had one child, a baby daughter named Barbara.

Keith enlisted in the Navy at H.M.S. Royal Arthur in October 1940 and was posted to Glendower later that month. He was transferred to Victory in December. His first and only ship was Hood. He was 23 years old at the time of his loss.

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Memorial Information
Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 58, Column 1 (click to view Panel)
Also memorialised at
Hood Chapel, Church of St John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire
Additional Photographs
Photo of Assistant Steward Reginald Keith Peel, courtesy of his daughter, Barbara Smith, June 2010
Sources
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Family friend, Brenda Street (information, March 2003)
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ
His daughter, Barbara Smith (photos & information, June 2010)