-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
Robert Hanna

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Date of birth: 9th May 1912
Place of birth: Lurgan, County Armagh, Northern Ireland
Parents: William and Elizabeth Hanna
Wife: Phyllis Hanna
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Plumber 3rd Class
Service Number: P/MX 56977
Joined Hood: About 1939
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Plumber 3rd Class)

Biographical Information:

Robert was born on 9th May 1912 in Lurgan, County Armagh, Northern Ireland, the third son to William and Elizabeth Hanna. He is known to have had a sister. The family lived on the High Street in Lurgan.

Robert assisted his father in the family's extensive pulmbing business. He was also known to be a keen football player (fullback and centre-forward) having played for Central, Sunnyside, Celtic II and Glenavon. He joined the Navy in 1938. He was the husband of Phyllis Hanna, of Stedham, Sussex (married in 1939).

Robert was 29 years old at the time of his loss.

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Southsea National Naval War Memorial

Panel 56, Column 3

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

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
Independent News and Media PLC & The British Library Board (information, May 2019)
Jason Follis (photo & information, January & March 2017)