-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
Alan Raymond Constable

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Date of birth: 31st August 1924
Place of birth: Leicester, Leicestershire, England
Parents: Fred and Edith Constable
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Boy 1st Class
Service Number: P/JX 181902
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

Alan was born on 31st August 1924 in Leicester, Leicestershire to parents Fred and Edith Constable. The family later lived in Purbrook, Hampshire. He and his two sisters attended Regrave School in Suffolk.

Alan joined the Navy in February 1940. He was trained at H.M.S. Ganges and H.M.S. St George. Following a brief posting to H.M.S. Victory barracks, he was then assigned to his only ship, H.M.S. Hood. He was 16 years old at the time of his loss. We have no additional information.

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)

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

Detail of Alan'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)
Alan's great-nephew, Richard Tanner (photo, Jan 2002)
His sister, Mrs M. Westrep (information, April 2009)