-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 19-Mar-2020

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
ROBERT NEWNHAM

Photo of Able Seaman Robert Newnham, courtesy of his niece, Helen Abigail, March 2020
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: P/JX 159508
Date Joined Hood: Unknown
Biographical Information: Bob, as he was known, was born on 02 August 1922 to James and Edith Newnham, of Brighton, Sussex. He was described as "cheeky" and was known to have been a keen collector of cigarette cards. 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 49, Column 1 (click to view panel)
Also memorialised at
Hood Chapel, Church of St John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire
Additional Photographs
Photo of Able Seaman Robert Newnham, courtesy of his niece, Helen Abigail, March 2020    Photo of Able Seaman Robert Newnham, courtesy of his niece, Helen Abigail, March 2020    Photo of Able Seaman Robert Newnham, courtesy of his niece, Helen Abigail, March 2020
Robert in uniform (left and centre) and Robert as a child (right).
Sources
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
HIs niece, Helen Abigail (photos, March 2020)
‘Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings’ (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)