-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
David Thow Hennessy

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Date of birth: 14th January 1924
Place of birth: Dundee, Angus, Scotland
Parents: David and Mary Hennessy
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Boy 1st Class
Service Number: P/JX 162460
Joined Hood: Early 1940
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Boy 1st Class)
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Biographical Information:

David was born on 14th January 1924. He was the oldest son of David and Mary Hennessy, of Dundee, Angus, Scotland. Prior to joining the Navy in 1939/1940, he workd at Don Brothers, Buist and Company. He was trained at the Caledonia and Isle of Man before joining Hood in early 1940. David was 17 years old at the time of his loss.





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Memorials

Southsea National Naval War Memorial

Panel 51, Column 3






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









Sources
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
David's sister, Julie Hennessy Bell (photo, January 2004)
Mary Mochan (photo & information, February 2004)