-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 11-May-2015

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of

Photo of Midshipman Roy Frederick Knight, courtesy of Jan Flowers, 2001

Service: Royal Naval Reserve
Rank: Midshipman
Date Joined Hood: Assigned 29 April 1941, joined in early May 1941
Biographical Information: Roy was born in 1922 to Leonard and Rebecca Knight, of Goring-by-Sea, Sussex. His parents ran the Knight of the Mulberry Hotel, Goring-on-Sea, Sussex. He was educated at Caterham School from April 1936 to July 1938 and later at the Sir John Cass school.

He joined the Anglo-Saxon Petroleum Company as an apprentice and was posted to the MV Pecter in 1939. He was later assigned to a tanker which was lost. He was the sole survivor out of 69. He applied to join the Royal Navy following the enquiry. He joined the Royal Naval Reserve as a Midshipman on 17 January 1941.

He was assigned to Hood as a Temporary Midshipman (probationary) on 29 April 1941 while she was at sea. He joined her upon her return in May. He 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 60, Column 1 (click to view panel)
Also memorialised at
Caterham School War Memorial
Hood Chapel, Church of St John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire
Additional Photographs
None at this time.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Jan Flowers (information & photo, Feb 2005)
John Hamblin (detailed information, March 2015)
Navy List for June 1941