-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
Frank Reuben Ayling

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Date of birth: 9th November 1919
Place of birth: Portsmouth, Hampshire, England
Service: NAAFI
Rank: Canteen Assistant
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

Frank was born on 9th November 1919 in Portsmouth. He was a member of Hood's NAAFI canteen staff and was aged 21 at the time of his loss.

Additional Photos

L-R: Frank Ayling, unknown , Cecil Lansdowne & unknown

Cecil Lansdowne (left) & Frank Ayling (right)

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)

Frank's name is in Column 2 of Panel 61.

Detail of Frank'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)
Mrs D. Riley (Information and photos, March 2001)
Mr William Lansdowne (Photo of men next to 4" gun, 2000)