-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 09-Mar-2010

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of

Photo of Ordinary Seaman Joseph Vincent Fitzgerald, courtesy of his niece, Marina Merchant, July 2008

Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Ordinary Seaman
Service Number: P/JX 157142
Date Joined Hood: Unknown
Biographical Information: Joseph was born on 31 January 1923 to James and Jane (Jennie) Fitzgerald, of Collyhurst, Manchester, Lancashire. He was their fourth son (the others being Thomas, Harry, Albert and Frederick). He went to St Patricks School in Miles Platting, Collyhurst. He is known to have loved sport, especially football and swimming. He left school and joined the Navy early at age 14. He was subsequently trained at H.M.S. Caledonia and Hood was likely his only ship. His brothers Thomas and Harry joined the RAF and Albert and Frederick joined the Army.

Joseph was 18 years old at the time of his loss. We have no additional information.

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Memorial Information
Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 50, Column 2 (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
His niece, Marina Merchant (photo & information, July 2008)
‘Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings’ (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)