-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 08-May-2014

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of

Photo of Boy 1st Class Raymond William Kerr, courtesy of his niece, Julie Povall, October 2010

Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Boy 1st Class
Service Number: P/JX 163139
Date Joined Hood: Unknown
Biographical Information: Raymond was born on 08 September 1923 in Wallsend, Northumberland to Freeman and Isa Kerr. Freeman was a Warrant Officer in the Royal Air Force. Raymond had four siblings, Gladys, John, Trevor, and Maureen. The family lived in a number of towns due to Freeman's military service, but at the time of Raymond's naval service, the family lived in Blackpool, Lancashire.

Raymond was known to have played football at school. He was also known to have a good sense of humour and to be well liked. Upon joining the Navy he intended to make a career of it. He was very excited about being assigned to Hood.

Raymond 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
Julie & Keri Povall (photo & information, October 2010)
‘Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings’ (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)