-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
Philip Joseph Wells

Photo of Corporal Philip Joseph Wells, courtesy of Mary Mckeown, October 2014

Service: Royal Marines
Rank: Corporal
Service Number: PO/X 1645
Date Joined Hood: Unknown
Biographical Information: Philip was born on 01 October 1914 in Alverstoke, Hampshire to William and Maud Wells. The family later lived in Boythorpe, Derbyshire. Philip worked at Ryland Works, Chesterfiled before joining the Marines in 1933 or 1934.

Philip was known to be a keen sportsman who participated in rowing regattas, football, cricket and fencing. He was 26 years old at the time of his loss. We have no additional information.

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Memorial Information
Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 58, Column 3 (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 "Derbyshire Times & Chesterfield Herald", October 2014)
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ