-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
Frederick John Reiff Wilkinson

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Date of birth: 22nd January 1924
Place of birth: Warsop, Nottinghamshire, England
Parents: John and Elsie Wilkinson
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Boy 1st Class
Service Number: P/JX 181984
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

Frederick was born on 22nd January 1924 in Warsop, Nottinghamshire to John and Elsie Wilkinson. The family later lived in Huthwaite, Nottinghamshire. He was serving as an Boy 2nd Class and was 17 years old at the time of his loss.

Additional Photos

A local newspaper in Mansfield announces Fred's death.

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)

Frederick's name is in Column 1 of Panel 52.

Detail of Frederick'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)
Barbara Berry, photo and information April 2024.