-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 01-Dec-2018

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In Remembrance of

Photo of Lt Commander John George Plunket Brownrigg, courtesy of his son, Terence Brownrigg, February 2011

Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Lieutenant-Commander
Date Joined Hood: 06 September 1938
Biographical Information: Jack, as he was known, was the husband of Rhona Brownrigg, of Helensburgh, Dunbartonshire. He was the father of Terence Brownrigg. He was the son of Reverend Robert Brownrigg and his wife Mary. Reverned Brownrigg was the Vicar of Lechlade during World War One.

Jack entered the Royal Navy after the First World War. He attended Osborn and then Darmouth. He was promoted to Lieutenant in December 1926. From December 1927 to August 1929, he served aboard the destroyer H.M.S. Walker. He later served as First Lieutenant aboard the river service steamer H.M.S. Moorhen. He served in this capacity from February 1930 to February 1931.

Jack served as First Lieutenant aboard the destroyer H.M.S. Westminster from September 1932 to January 1934. He was promoted to Lieutenant-Commander in December 1934 and assigned to the destroyer H.M.S. Forester the following April. he served as Forester's Executive Officer until July 1935.

From September 1936 to May 1938, he served aboard H.M.A.S Cerberus (Flinders Naval Depot, Victoria, Australia). In September of the following year, he returned to the UK and was assigned to the battle cruiser H.M.S. Hood. He was killed in action aboard Hood on the morning of 24th May 1941. He was was 37 years old at the time of his loss. We have no additional information.

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Memorial Information
Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 45, Column 1 (click to view panel)
Also memorialised at
Lechlade Memorial Hall,
Brownrigg family grave, Lechlade Cemetery
Hood Chapel, Church of St John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire

Additional Photographs
Photo of Lt Commander John George Plunket Brownrigg, courtesy of his son, Terence Brownrigg, February 2011
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Navy Lists (courtesy of J.N. Houterman)
Paul Cobb (information, November 2018)
Eric Briggs (information from a photo of a letter dated 1938)
His son, Terence Brownrigg (photos & information, November 2007 & February 2011)