-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
Alan Guest

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Date of birth: 26th August 1923
Place of birth: Bilston, Staffordshire, England
Parents: William and Hannah Guest
Service: Royal Marines
Rank: Bandboy
Service Number: RMB/X 1108
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

Alan was born on 26th August 1923 to William and Hannah Guest, of Bilston, Staffordshire. He is known to have been the best friend of James Goodall. His action station at the time of Hood's sinking was the 15" Transmitting Station. He was 17 years old at the time of his loss.

Additional Photographs
None at this time.

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)

Alan's name is in Column 1 of Panel 60.

Detail of Alan's name.

Royal Marine Band School of Music, H.M.S. Nelson, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England

Photos of the memorial

The memorial lists the names of all Royal Marines Musicians lost during World War 2.

Alan's name along with the other men from Hood's Royal Marine Band.
(Detail from the bottom of the left hand panel.)

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
Annette Goodall (photo, August 2017)
Chris Chalkley (photographs of Royal Marine Band Memorial), November 2021