-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
Kenneth Abbott

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Date of birth: 12th April 1913
Place of birth: Leeds, Yorkshire, England
Parents: John Robert Bourdon & Nellie Abbott
Wife: Marjorie Eveline Abbott BSc
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Ordinary Coder
Service Number: P/JX 251542
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information: Kenneth Abbott was born on 12 April 1913 in Leeds, Yorkshire, to parents John and Nellie Abbott. He was the husband of Marjorie Abbott, B.Sc. The 1939 Census shows the couple living in Hillside Road, Runcorn, where they were close neighbours of retired Rear-Admiral Arthur Picton who had seen service in H.M.S. Broke at Jutland.

At that time, Kenneth was working as a Secondary School Teacher in Boteler Grammar School, Warrington (then Lancashire) some ten miles from his home in Runcorn. Kenneth left a lasting impression in his teaching career: pupil Gordon Payton, whose 18th birthday was the day of Hood's loss, recalled Kenneth as his favourite teacher, and cherished Kenneth's memory until the end of his own life.

Kenneth Abbott was 28 years old at the time of his loss.

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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)

Kenneth's name is in Column 1 of Panel 53.

Detail of Kenneth'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)
1939 Census (www.ancestry.co.uk)