-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
Lewis John Taylor

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Date of birth: 30th October 1910
Place of birth: Barnstaple, Devon, England
Parents: Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Taylor
Wife: Edith Taylor
Service: Royal Marines
Rank: Marine
Service Number: PO/X 541
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

Lewis was born on 30th October 1910 in Barnstaple, Devonshire to Samuel and Maud Taylor. He was the husband of Edith Taylor, of Gosport, Hampshire. He was 30 years old at the time of his loss.

Additional Photos

Lewis, Edith and their children

Lewis with his parents

Lewis & Edith's wedding day

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)

Lewis's name is in Column 2 of Panel 59.

Detail of Lewis'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)
Mark Farmer (Photos, May 2011)