-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
Reginald Charles Whitehead

Photo of Royal Marine Reginald Charles Whitehead, courtesy of his son, Rodney Whitehead, 2001
Service: Royal Marines
Rank: Sergeant
Service Number: PO/X 1038
Date Joined Hood: Unknown
Biographical Information: Reginald was born on 12 December 1913 in Willesden, London to Arthur and Ellen Whitehead. He was the husband of Olwyn Whitehead, of Deal, Kent.

Reginald was an accomplished athlete who excelled in football and cricket as well as other sports. He was especially adept at fencing, having won a number of medals in competition. He also served as a fencing instructor.

He served aboard Hood twice- the first time from 1933 to 1936 and again from 1939 until her loss. He was serving as a Temporary Sergeant and was 27 years old at the time of his loss. We have no additional information.

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Memorial Information
Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 58, Column 2 (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
Reginald's son, Rodney Whitehead (photo & information, 2001)
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ