-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 03-Nov-2014

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of

Phhoto of Able Seaman Roy Victor Petch, courtesy of Mary Mckeown, October 2014

Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: P/JX 149888
Date Joined Hood: Unknown
Biographical Information: Roy was born on 30 April 1921 at Hardwicke Road, Hastings, Sussex to Winifred Petch (later Wren). He attended Halton school and later Crowhurst school.

He joined the Navy and first served in H.M.S. Warspite. He then served in H.M.S. Belfast and then in in Norway before joining Hood. He was the husband of Mary Petch, of Hastings. He was 20 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
None at this time.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Mary Mckeown (photo & information derived from the "Hastings & St. Leonards Observer " and "Sussex Agricultural Express", October 2014)
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ