-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
Percy Wilfred Leonard Collyer

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Date of birth: 4th September 1923
Place of birth: Woking, Surrey, England
Parents: Percy and Laura Collyer
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Boy 1st Class
Service Number: P/JX 160791
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

Percy was born on 4th September 1923 in Woking, Surrey to Percy and Laura Collyer. The family later lived in Horsell, Surrey. He was 17 years old at the time of his loss.

Additional Photos

Percy at H.M.S. St. Vincent

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)

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

Detail of Percy'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)
Dr Stephen A Mitchell (photo & information, November 2010)