-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-May-2014

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
ANTHONY CHARLES RUMNEY ROBINS DSO

Photo of Sub-Lieutenant Anthony Charles Rumney Robins, DSC, courtesy of his daughter, Nora Robins, January 2003
Service: Royal Naval Reserve
Rank: Sub-Lieutenant
Date Joined Hood: 14 April 1941
Biographical Information: Anthony was born in 1917, the only son of William and Bertha Robins of Sussex. He and his wife Matilda were married in September 1939. They had their daughter Nora the following year.

Following his graduation from H.M.S. Worcester, Anthony entered the RNR as an Acting Sub-Lieutenant in May 1939. He was actually mobilised on 13 September 1939. He was assigned to the following ships or establishments: H.M.T. Kingston Peridot from 13 September 1939 to 18 January 1941. During this time (January 1940), he was promoted to Sub-Lieutenant; HMT Visenda from 19 January to 06 April 1941; H.M.S. Victory from 07 April to 13 April 1941; and H.M.S. Hood from 14 April until her loss. He was posthumously awarded the DSO for as "successful attack on an enemy submarine".

Anthony was 24 years old at the time of his loss.



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
Anthony's daughter, Nora Robins (photo & information, January 2003)