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Memorials to Men Lost in the sinking

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
Francis Hobson Holland

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Date of birth: 11th May 1915
Place of birth: Middlesborough, Yorkshire, England
Parents: Francis and Annie Holland
Wife: Marjorie Holland
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Stoker 2nd Class
Service Number: P/KX 113269
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

"Frank" as he was known, was born on 11th May 1915 in Middlesbrough, Yorkshire to Thomas and Hannah Holland (nee Tighe). He was the oldest of six children, the others being Margaret (Peggy), Eileen, Sheila, Joyce and Jean (who were twins). The family later lived in Billingham, County Durham.

Frank was the husband of Marjorie Holland. He was 26 years old at the time of his loss.

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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 1 of Panel 56.

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)
His nephew, Richard Gibbon (photo & information, March 2018)