-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
PERCY ALFRED YOUNG

Photo of Royal Marine Bouy Bugler Percy Alfred Young, courtesy of his nephew, Denis Hoffman, March 2014

Service: Royal Marines
Rank: Boy Bugler
Service Number: P/O/X 3413
Date Joined Hood: Unknown
Biographical Information: Percy was born on 26 January 1924 in Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada. He was the fifth of six children born to William and Thurza Edith Young. Prior to Percy’s birth, in 1920, his parents and three older sisters had emigrated from England to Canada. In 1926 Percy’s father, William, passed away. His mother was unable to care for the children and consequently the children were returned to England where they were split up to be raised by relatives.

Percy and his sister Kathy were raised by their  Aunt Clara and Uncle Alf Bailey in the seaside town of Bognor Regis. Percy joined the Marines after the start of the war, and was posted to Hood as a Boy Bugler. He was 17 years old when he was lost in the sinking of Hood. After the war all his siblings (Lily, Jean, Kathy, William, and Marion) eventually ended up returning to Canada with all living in Medicine Hat for periods of time. 

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Memorial Information
Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 59, 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
Sources
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
His nephew, Denis Hoffman (information & photo, March 2014)
‘Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings’ (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)