-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 19-Mar-2019

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
ARTHUR BALLARD

Photo of Boy 1st Class Arthur Ballard, courtesy of Jackie Solomon, Nov 2003

Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Boy 1st Class
Service Number: P/JX 164162
Date Joined Hood: Unknown
Biographical Information: "Bun" as he was known to his family was born in 07 April 1924. He was the fourth of eight children born to Arthur and Ethel Ballard, of 16 Devana Road, Leicester. He worked as a Leicester Mercury newsboy and later at the John Bull Works rubber company before joining the Navy.

Bun was trained at H.M.S. Ganges before joining Hood. 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 2 (click to view panel)
Also memorialised at
Hood Chapel, Church of St John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire
Additional Photographs
Photo of Boy 1st Class Arthur Ballard, courtesy of National Museum of the Royal Navy, 2015/139/5, March 2019  Photo of Boy 1st Class Arthur Ballard, courtesy of National Museum of the Royal Navy, 2015/139/5, March 2019  Photo of Boy 1st Class Arthur Ballard, courtesy of National Museum of the Royal Navy, 2015/139/5, March 2019
Sources
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Jackie Solomon (photos & information, November 2003)

National Museum of the Royal Navy (photo, accession no. 2015/139/5, March 2019)
Leicester Mercury clipping (May/June 1941)
‘Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings’ (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)