-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 04-Apr-2016

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of

Photo of Boy at Class Francis Byrne courtesy of Carla Byrne, July 2010
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Boy 1st Class
Service Number: P/JX 164289
Date Joined Hood: Unknown
Biographical Information: Francis was born on 24 July 1923 in Forest Gate, Essex to John and Mabel Byrne. He had a brother, Stanley, and three sisters, Eileen, Mabel and Gladys. The family lived in Leyton, East London. 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 3 (click to view panel)
Also memorialised at
Hood Chapel, Church of St John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire
Additional Photographs
None at this time.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
‘Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings’ (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
Carla Byrne (photo, July 2010 & information, Feb 2016)
Michael Byrne (information, April 2013)