-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
Arthur Frederick John Allen

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Date of birth: 23rd February 1905
Place of birth: Weymouth, Dorset, England
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Leading Stoker
Service Number: P/K 62900
Joined Hood: 9th November 1940
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Leading Stoker)
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Biographical Information:

Arthur was born on 23 February 1905 in Weymouth, Dorset. He was 36 years old at the time of his loss.

History of ships served in and rate held:

Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
13 November 1923Victory IIStoker 2nd ClassADM188/986 (Ancestry)
13 November 192426 November 1924Victory IIStoker 1st Class,ADM188/986 (Ancestry)
27 November 192429 August 1925CardiffStoker 1st ClassADM188/986 (Ancestry)
30 August 192531 October 1925Greenwich (Winchelsea)Stoker 1st ClassADM188/986 (Ancestry)
01 November 192531 March 1927Egmont II (Winchelsea)Stoker 1st ClassADM188/986 (Ancestry)
01 April 192726 May 1927Victory II (Winchelsea)Stoker 1st ClassADM188/986 (Ancestry)
27 May 192707 July 1927Victory IIStoker 1st ClassADM188/986 (Ancestry)
08 July 192731 December 1928Osprey (Salmon)Stoker 1st ClassADM188/986 (Ancestry)
01 January 192912 November 1929FuriousStoker 1st Class (over 3 years)ADM363/217 (Ancestry)
13 November 192909 October 1930FuriousStoker 1st Class (over 6 years)ADM363/217 (Ancestry)
10 October 193013 March 1932Osprey (Salmon)Stoker 1st Class (over 6 years)ADM363/217 (Ancestry)
14 March 193201 May 1932Victory IIStoker 1st Class (over 6 years)ADM363/217 (Ancestry)
02 May 193231 August 1934Victory II (Crusader)Stoker 1st Class (over 6 years)ADM363/217 (Ancestry)
01 September 193429 August 1935Vernon (Winchelsea)Stoker 1st Class (over 6 years)ADM363/217 (Ancestry)
30 August 193503 November 1935BarhamStoker 1st Class (over 6 years)ADM363/217 (Ancestry)
04 November 193521 January 1936Victory IIStoker 1st Class (over 6 years)ADM363/217 (Ancestry)
22 January 193630 April 1936Victory II (Glowworm)Stoker 1st Class (over 6 years)ADM363/217 (Ancestry)
01 May 193619 December 1936St. Angelo II (Glowworm)Stoker 1st Class (over 6 years)ADM363/217 (Ancestry)
20 December 193609 March 1937Victory IIStoker 1st Class (over 6 years)ADM363/217 (Ancestry)
10 March 193728 February 1939DeptfordStoker 1st Class (over 6 years)ADM363/217 (Ancestry)
01 March 193928 May 1939DeptfordActing Leading StokerADM363/217 (Ancestry)
29 May 193929 February 1940Victory IIActing Leading StokerADM363/217 (Ancestry)
01 March 194008 November 1940Victory IILeading StokerADM363/217 (Ancestry)
09 November 194024 May 1941HoodLeading StokerADM363/217 (Ancestry)

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)

Arthur's name is in Column 2 of Panel 54.

Detail of Arthur'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)
Service Record ADM188/986 and ADM363/217 (Ancestry)