-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
ALBERT YOUNGER

Photo of Royal Marine Albert Younger, courtesy of Jenny Boon, May 2007

Service: Royal Marines
Rank: Marine
Service Number: PO/X 3813
Date Joined Hood: February 1940
Biographical Information: Albert was born on 04 December 1921 to John and Lillian Younger, of Jarrow-on-Tyne, County Durham. His father died in 1932 and after school Albert had to become head of the household. He went to work as an electrical technician at Reyroles. He found this work boring and decided to join the Royal Navy. He found out that at age 17 he was the wrong age to do what he had intended (gunnery instructor), so he joined the Royal Marines instead.

He was initially stationed at Chatham and served in the King's Squad of the Royal Marines before joining H.M.S. Hood. He joined Hood in early 1940. At some stage he was in the colour party when King George VI visited the ship; he described the King as ‘a gentleman’. During his time in Hood he is known to have participated in Operation Primrose, a mission to help hold a town in Norway during the German Blitzkrieg of 1940.

He is known to have manned one of Hood's 4" dual purpose guns. He was still aboard in May 1941 during the ill-fated mission to stop Bismarck. He was 19 years old at the time of his loss. We have no additional information.

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Memorial Information
Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 59, Column 3 (click to view panel)
Also memorialised at
Hood Chapel, Church of St John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire
Additional Photographs
Photo of Royal Marine Albert Younger, courtesy of Jenny Boon, May 2007 Photo of Royal Marine Albert Younger, courtesy of Jenny Boon, May 2007
Above/Left- Albert & his sister Joan ; Above/Right- Albert aboard Hood
Photo of Royal Marine Albert Younger, courtesy of Jenny Boon, May 2007 Photo of Royal Marine Albert Younger, courtesy of Jenny Boon, May 2007
Above/Left- Albert and the King's Squadron ; Above/Right- Albert aboard Hood
Sources
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Jenny Boon (photos & information, May 2007)
‘Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings’ (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)