-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 06-Dec-2017

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
John Verdun Wilson

Photo of Ordinary Seaman John Verdun Wilson, courtesy of his nephew, Robert Wilson, February 2014

Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Ordinary Seaman
Service Number: P/JX 234879
Date Joined Hood: Unknown
Biographical Information: Verdun, as he was known, was born on 24 November 1916 in Benwell, Northumberland to Jack and Jenny Wilson. The Wilson family lived at 138 Buddle Road, Newcastle. The family was large and Verdun had several siblings to include William, Doris, Clare, Les, Ken and Evelyn.

Verdun was the husband of M. Wilson, of Mitcham, Surrey. He was 24 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 2 (click to view panel)
Also memorialised at
Hood Chapel, Church of St John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire
Additional Photographs
Photo of Ordinary Seaman John Verdun Wilson, courtesy of Irene Gray, July 2017
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
HIs nephew, Robert Wilson (photo & information, February 2014)
Irene Gray (photo & information taken from 31st May 1941 "Newcastle Evening Chronicle," July 2017)
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ