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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
John Maurice Gough

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Date of birth: 29th May 1901
Place of birth: Folkestone, Kent, England
Parents: Charles and Edith Gough
Wife: Dorothy Gough
Service: Royal Marines
Rank: Colour Sergeant
Service Number: PO/ 216779
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

John was born on 29th May 1901 in Folkestone, Kent to Charles and Edith Gough. He was the husband of Dorothy Gough, of Palmers Green, Middlesex. He was 39 years old at the time of his loss. He was fondly remembered in the Portsmouth Evening News, May 1941, as "a magnificent leader, a fine disciplinarian and one of the most popular men in the ship."

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

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Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea, Hampshire, England

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The part of the memorial in which the Hood casualty names can be found.
(Panels 45 to 61)

John's name is in Column 2 of Panel 58.

Detail of John'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)
Portsmouth Evening News, May 1941