-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
James Frank Swain

Photo of Leading Writer James Frederick Swain, courtesy of his second cousin, KR Gomm, March 2003
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Leading Writer
Service Number: P/MX 57190
Date Joined Hood: Unknown
Biographical Information: "Jim" as he was known, was on 04 December 1919 in Monmouth, Monmouthshire, Wales. He was the only child of Richard and Mary Swain. He was the husband of Elizabeth Swain. They were married in early 1941. Jim was 21 years old at the time of his loss.

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Memorial Information
Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 57, Column 2 (click to view panel)
Also memorialised at
Hood Chapel, Church of St John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire
Additional Photographs
Photo of Leading Writer James Frank Swain, courtesy of Laurence Pepper, January 2004
Above- Photo of James, courtesy of Laurence Pepper.
Sources
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Jim's second cousin, KR Gomm (information & photo, March 2003)
Laurence Pepper (photo, January 2004)
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ