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Memorials to Men Lost in the sinking

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: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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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

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)

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

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