-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
Francis Byrne

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Date of birth: 24th July 1923
Place of birth: Forest Gate, Essex, England
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Boy 1st Class
Service Number: P/JX 164289
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

Francis was born on 24th July 1923 in Forest Gate, Essex to John and Mabel Byrne. He had a brother, Stanley, and three sisters, Eileen, Mabel and Gladys. The family lived in Leyton, East London. He was 17 years old at the time of his loss.

Additional Photographs
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)

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

Detail of Francis'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)
Carla Byrne (photo, July 2010 & information, Feb 2016)
Michael Byrne (information, April 2013)