-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 Royal Marine Musician David Roy Tawney, courtesy of his nephew, Colin Smith, January 2006
Service: Royal Marine Band
Rank: Musician
Service Number: RMB/X 568
Date Joined Hood: Unknown
Biographical Information: "Roy" as he was known, was born on 06 October 1918, the eighth and youngest child of Steve and Lily Tawney of Gosport. His father and three of his brothers had served in the Navy during the First World War. All three were present at the Battle of Jutland and one brother, Cyril was lost there in the sinking of H.M.S. Black Prince.

Roy joined the Royal Marine Band on 12 June 1933 and subsequently served at the RN School of Music, H.M.S. Orion, H.M.S. Caledonia and H.M.S. Hood. He married Margaret Fleming of Rosyth, Fife in 1940. The couple had two daughters, Lorna and Rae.

Roy was 22 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
Hood Chapel, Church of St John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire
Additional Photographs
None at this time.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
His nephew, Colin Smith (photo & information, December 2006)