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In Remembrance of
Victor William Genaway

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Date of birth: 26th April 1923
Place of birth: Henley, Oxfordshire, England
Parents: William and Ada Genaway
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Ordinary Seaman
Service Number: P/JX 161472
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

Victor was born on 26th April 1923 in Henley, Oxford to William and Ada Genaway. The family later lived in Stokenchurch, Buckinghamshire, where Victor's father ran a bicycle shop.

Victor was 18 years old at the time of his loss.

Additional Photos

A youthful Victor poses in his uniform.

Victor with an unnamed friend.

Victor with his father outside the family bicycle shop.

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)

Victor's name is in Column 2 of Panel 50.

Detail of Victor'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 Gill Wrenn, niece, photos and information June 2022.