-H.M.S. Hood Crew Information-
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
David Thow Hennessy

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Date of birth: 14th January 1924
Place of birth: Dundee, Angus, Scotland
Parents: David and Mary Hennessy
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Boy 1st Class
Service Number: P/JX 162460
Joined Hood: Early 1940
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Boy 1st Class)
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Biographical Information:

David was born on 14th January 1924. He was the oldest son of David and Mary Hennessy, of Dundee, Angus, Scotland. Prior to joining the Navy in 1939/1940, he workd at Don Brothers, Buist and Company. He was trained at the Caledonia and Isle of Man before joining Hood in early 1940. David was 17 years old at the time of his loss.

Additional Photos

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

Photos of the memorial

Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea, Hampshire, England

Photos of the memorial

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

David's name is in Column 3 of Panel 51.

Detail of David'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)
David's sister, Julie Hennessy Bell (photo, January 2004)
Mary Mochan (photo & information, February 2004)