-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
Francis Henry Frederick Hibbs

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Date of birth: 29th June 1908
Place of birth: Highcliffe, Dorset, England
Parents: Frederick and Louisa Hibbs
Wife: Serena Hibbs
Service: Royal Marines
Rank: Corporal
Service Number: PO/X 205
Joined Hood:
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)






Biographical Information:

Francis was born on 29th June 1908 in Highcliffe, Christchurch, Hampshire to Frederick and Louisa Hibbs. He worked as an engine cleaner before joining the Royal Marines in Southampton on 8th June 1928. He was the husband of Serena Hibbs, of Allbrook, Hampshire. He was serving as a Corporal (Temporary) and was 32 years old at the time of his loss.





Additional Photos



Francis' medals




His death certificate





Memorials

Southsea National Naval War Memorial

Panel 58, Column 2






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)
Francis' nephew, Richard Dodds (photos & information, May 2005)