-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
Robert William Jones

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Date of birth: 14th September 1924
Place of birth: Barton-upon-Irwell, Lancashire, England
Parents: John and Mary Jones
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Boy 1st Class
Service Number: P/JX 175970
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

Bobby, as he was known, was was born on 14th September 1924 in Barton-upon-Irwell, Lancashire to John and Mary Jones. The family later lived in Patricroft, Lancashire. He had a sister named Audrey. He was trained at H.M.S. St. George before joining Hood.

He was 16 years old at the time of his loss. He was the third youngest person lost in the sinking of Hood.

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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

Photos of the memorial

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

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

Detail of Robert'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)
Ian Fairbrother (photo & information, January 2014)