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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
Robert Glenn

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Date of birth: 20th March 1909
Place of birth: Ballingstraid, Ballycastle, County Antrim, Northern Ireland
Wife: Violet Glenn
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Stoker Petty Officer
Service Number: P/KX 79270
Joined Hood: 8th September 1936 (Acting Leading Stoker)
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Acting Stoker Petty Officer (Temporary))
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Biographical Information:

"Mickey", as he was known, was born on 20th March 1909 in Ballingstraid, Ballycastle, County Antrim, Northern Ireland. He was the husband of Violet Glenn, of Southsea, Hampshire. A talented artist, he was well-known among Hood's company as the ship's unofficial cartoonist. He was also a member of the popular shipboard band "The Harmony Boys". Mickey was serving as an Acting Stoker Petty Officer (Temporary) and was 32 years old at the time of his loss.

History of ships served in and rate held:

Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
21st March 19273rd May 1928Portsmouth Division Royal MarinesMarineADM362/55
4th May 19283rd September 1928Victory IIStoker 2nd ClassADM362/55
4th September 19283rd May 1929BenbowStoker 2nd ClassADM362/55
4th May 19296th May 1929BenbowStoker 1st ClassADM363/589
7th May 192922nd January 1931Emperor of IndiaStoker 1st ClassADM363/589
23rd January 193122nd January 1932Victory II - VIStoker 1st ClassADM363/589
23rd January 193223rd August 1935Royal SovereignStoker 1st ClassADM363/589
24th August 193529th July 1936Victory IIStoker 1st ClassADM363/589
30th July 19367th September 1936Victory IIActing Leading StokerADM363/589
8th September 193629th July 1937HoodActing Leading StokerADM363/589
30th July 193711th June 1940HoodLeading StokerADM363/589
12th June 194024th May 1941HoodActing Stoker Petty Officer (Temporary)ADM363/589

Additional Photographs
None at this time.

Ballintoy Parish Church War Memorial, Ballintoy, County Antrim, Northern Ireland

Photos of the memorial

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)

Robert's name is in Column 1 of Panel 54.

Detail of Robert'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)
Houston McKelvey (photo & information, Oct 2018)
Mickey's daughter, Mrs Joan Gover (photo, 2001)