-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 Midshipman Roland Garth Clayton Perman, courtesy of Kay Allsop, January 2010

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Service: Royal Indian Navy
Rank: Midshipman
Date Joined Hood: 23 April 1941
Biographical Information: Roland was born 17 September 1923, son of Clayton & Josephine nee Daniels of Hatherly Lodge, Cheltenham. He was educated at Glyngarth School, Cheltenham where his father was headmaster & later at Marlborough College in Wiltshire. He was refused entry into the Royal Navy because of his eyesight but was accepted into the Royal Indian Navy. He studied at the Royal Navy College in Dartmouth from early May 1940 & passed out as midshipman in July of the same year. The course which normally took three terms was squeezed into one term because of the war.

Roland wrote home to his parents & sister Mary every Sunday for the duration in great detail. His leave started on July 29th but after that nothing his known of his movements until he joined the Hood in April 1941. Roland’s letters are full of life & with a great love of sport, music and family he had a bright future ahead of him, but tragically it was all taken away with the sinking of the Hood. He was just 18 at the time of his loss.

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Memorial Information
Plymouth Naval Memorial, Panel 99
Also memorialised at
Hood Chapel, Church of St John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire
Additional Photographs
None at this time.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Midshipman's Journal of Midshipman Philip Bucket (Royal Navy Library, Portsmouth)
Kay Allsop (biographical information, April 2006; photo, January 2010)
June Brook (information, February 2011)