-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
Frank Holdaway

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Date of birth: 17th January 1906
Place of birth: Catherington, Hampshire, England
Parents: James and Emma Holdaway
Wife: Margaret Holdaway
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Joiner 1st Class
Service Number: P/MX 45982
Joined Hood First time: 12th May 1931 (Joiner 3rd Class)
Left Hood First time: 20th May 1933 (Joiner 2nd Class)
Joined Hood Second time: 10th May 1939 (Joiner 1st Class)
Left Hood Second time: 3rd March 1940 (Joiner 1st Class)
Joined Hood Third time: 11th August 1940 (Joiner 1st Class)
Left Hood Third time: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Joiner 1st Class)
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Biographical Information:

Frank was born on 17th January 1906 in Catherington, Hampshire to James and Emma Holdaway. He was the husband of Margaret Holdaway, of Dollar, Clackmannanshire. He was 35 years old at the time of his loss.

History of ships served in and rate held:

Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
27th January 19274th April 1927Victory IIActing Joiner 4th ClassADM362/49
5th April 192727th December 1927FisgardActing Joiner 4th ClassADM362/49
28th December 19274th March 1928CornflowerActing Joiner 4th ClassADM362/49
5th March 192817th March 1928IroquoisActing Joiner 4th ClassADM362/49
18th March 192826th January 1930IroquoisJoiner 4th ClassADM362/49
27th January 19301st June 1930IroquoisJoiner 3rd ClassADM363/606
2nd June 19309th July 1930VindictiveJoiner 3rd ClassADM363/606
10th July 193015th August 1930Victory II - VJoiner 3rd ClassADM363/606
16th August 193011th May 1931FisgardJoiner 3rd ClassADM363/606
12th May 193126th January 1933HoodJoiner 3rd ClassADM363/606
27th January 193320th June 1933HoodJoiner 2nd ClassADM363/606
21st June 19336th September 1933Victory IIJoiner 2nd ClassADM363/606
7th September 19337th December 1935ResolutionJoiner 2nd ClassADM363/606
8th December 193526th January 1936Victory IIJoiner 2nd ClassADM363/606
27th January 19361st July 1936Victory IIJoiner 1st ClassADM363/606
2nd July 193615th February 1937GreenwichJoiner 1st ClassADM363/606
16th February 193726th April 1937Victory IIJoiner 1st ClassADM363/606
27th April 193722nd November 1937ResourceJoiner 1st ClassADM363/606
23rd November 19379th May 1939Victory IIJoiner 1st ClassADM363/606
10th May 19393rd March 1940HoodJoiner 1st ClassADM363/606
4th March 194010th August 1940RenownJoiner 1st ClassADM363/606
11th August 194024th May 1941HoodJoiner 1st ClassADM363/606

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)

Frank's name is in Column 3 of Panel 56.

Detail of Frank'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)