-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
In Remembrance of
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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