-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 28-Jan-2007

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
REGINALD JAMES PORTER

Photo of Royal Marine Musician Reginald James Porter, courtesy of his nephew, Bruce Porter, Feb 2004
Service: Royal Marine Band
Rank: Musician
Service Number: RMB/3040
Date Joined Hood: Unknown
Biographical Information: "Jim" as he was known to his family, was born on 26 May 1910 to Frederick and Mary Porter of Gosport, Hampshire. He joined the Royal Marines on 9 December 1924 and was trained as a French Horn player in the School of Music.

Jim served aboard several ships during his naval career, to include Resolution, Queen Elizabeth, Dorsetshire, Carlise, Nelson and Hood. He met his wife Solvieg in Norway and the two were married in May 1941, just 10 days before the sinking of Hood. He was the brother of Fred Porter, who was also lost in the sinking of Hood. Jim's action station at the time of his loss was the 15" Transmitting Station. He was 30 years old at the time of his loss.

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Memorial Information
Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 60, 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
Jim's nephew, Bruce Porter (photo & information, February 2004)