-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
PETER ROOTHAM

Photo of Ordinary Seaman Peter Rootham, courtesy of his brother, John Rootham, 2001

Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Ordinary Seaman
Service Number: P/JX 162033
Date Joined Hood: Unknown
Biographical Information: Peter was born on 20 July 1923 to Phyllis Rootham, of Kettering, Northamptonshire. He was educated at the Kettering Central School and was known to excel in football and swimming. He joined the Navy in March 1938.

He was 17 years old at the time of his loss. We have no additional information.

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Memorial Information
Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 51, Column 1 (click to view panel)
Also memorialised at
the Kettering War Memorial
and
Hood Chapel, Church of St John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire
Additional Photographs
None at this time.
Sources
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Peter brother, John Rootham (photo, 2001)
John Stanyard (information & photos from The Kettering Leader, September 2011)
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ