-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-May-2014

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In Remembrance of

Photo of Lieutenant-Commander Anthony Roger Townend Batley, courtesy of his nephew Roger Pyrah, 2001

Service: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
Rank: Lieutenant-Commander
Date Joined Hood: 1015 hours, 26 March 1941
Biographical Information: "Roger" as he was known to friends and family, was born on 29 March 1901 in Leeds, Yorkshire to Sidney and Margaret Batley.

Roger was educated at Lancing College from 1915 to 1919. He went to work for Messers. Greenwood and Batley Ltd of Albion Works in Leeds. He later joined the Royal Naval Volunteer as a Lieutenant. He was ultimately promoted to Lieutenant-Commander in November 1939.

Roger was 40 years old at the time of his loss. We have no additional information.

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Memorial Information
Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 60, Column 2 (click to view panel)
Also memorialised at
Hood Chapel, Church of St John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire
Additional Photographs
Click here for more photos and information about Lieutenant-Commander Batley

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
ADM 53/114436, Hood's Log for March 1941
His nephew Roger Pyrah (photo & information, 2001)
‘Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings’ (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
John Hamblin (information, March 2010)