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H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour
Memorials to Men Lost in the sinking

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
John Rochester Graves

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Date of birth: 20th July 1914
Place of birth: Wickford, Essex, England
Parents: Paymaster Lieutenant Commander E. Graves, R.N.R., and Jessie Graves
Service: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
Rank: Paymaster Lieutenant
Joined Hood: 25th August 1939
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Lieutenant (S))
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Biographical Information:

John was the son of Paymaster Lieutenant Commander E. Graves R.N.R., and Jessie Graves, of Wickford, Essex. He was 26 years old at the time of his loss.

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None at this time.

Hood Chapel, Church of St. John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire, England

Photos of the memorial

Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea, Hampshire, England

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The part of the memorial in which the Hood casualty names can be found.
(Panels 45 to 61)

John's name is in Column 3 of Panel 60.

Detail of John's name.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
Geoffrey Clayton-Blythe (photo, February 2002)