-H.M.S. Hood Crew Information-
H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour
Memorials to Men Lost in the Sinking of Hood, 24th May 1941

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
Royston Gomershall

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Date of birth: 24th December 1922
Place of birth: Witney, Oxfordshire, England
Parents: Vestus and Edith Gomershall
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Ordinary Seaman
Service Number: P/JX 162293
Joined Hood:
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)

Biographical Information:

Royston was born on 24th December 1922 in Witney, Oxfordshire to Vestus and Edith Gomersall. The family later lived in Headington, Oxfordshire. He was 18 years old at the time of his loss.

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Southsea National Naval War Memorial

Panel 50, Column 3

Hood Chapel, Church of St. John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire

Garsington Village War Memorial

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
David Davies (photo & information, June 2008)