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We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
Jack Charles Till

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Date of birth: 17th February 1920
Place of birth: Andover, Hampshire, England
Parents: Jack and Agnes Till
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Telegraphist
Service Number: C/JX 144417
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

Jack was born on 17th March 1920 to Jack and Agnes Till, of Andover, Hampshire. He had one sister, Jeanne, who was born in 1925.

Jack joined the Navy at age 15 and was trained at H.M.S. St. Vincent. He was posted to H.M.S. Hood in the late 1930s. He was 21 years old at the time of his loss.

Additional Photos

Jack Till proudly wearing his branch badge and HMS Hood cap tally.

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)

Jack's name is in Column 3 of Panel 52.

Detail of Jack'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)
Charles J. Pickersgill (photo, July 2002)
His niece, Jackie Olarenshaw (photos & information, Nov 2006)
Rachel Cole, photograph December 2019.