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






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.




Additional Photographs
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Memorials

Southsea National Naval War Memorial

Panel 56, Column 1






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