-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
In Remembrance of
PERCY ALFRED YOUNG
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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