-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
Richard John Honeybun

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Date of birth: 14th May 1900
Place of birth: Chichester, Sussex, England
Previous occupation: Farm Labourer
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Chief Stoker
Service Number: P/K 51611
Joined Hood: 2nd June 1939 (Chief Stoker)
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Chief Stoker)
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Biographical Information:

Richard was born on 14th May 1900 in Chichester, Sussex. He was 41 years old at the time of his loss.

History of ships served in and rate held:

Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
14th May 191817th September 1918Victory IIStoker 2nd ClassADM188/967
18th September 191816th March 1919Iron DukeStoker 2nd ClassADM188/967
17th March 191930th April 1919Iron DukeActing Stoker 1st ClassADM188/967
1st May 19198th June 1921Iron DukeStoker 1st ClassADM188/967
9th April 192131st March 1922CourageousStoker 1st ClassADM188/967
9th June 19218th April 1921Victory IIStoker 1st ClassADM188/967
1st April 192213th June 1922Victory IIStoker 1st ClassADM188/967
14th June 19229th June 1923Dido (Saladin)Stoker 1st ClassADM188/967
10th June 19236th September 1923VernonStoker 1st ClassADM188/967
7th September 19237th September 1923Dido (Umpire, Undine, [illegible])Stoker 1st ClassADM188/967
8th September 192315th October 1923Victory IIStoker 1st ClassADM188/967
16th October 192322nd July 1925Iron DukeStoker 1st ClassADM188/967
23rd July 192531st July 1925Iron DukeActing Leading StokerADM188/967
1st August 19252nd October 1925Victory IIActing Leading StokerADM188/967
3rd October 192531st March 1926FisgardActing Leading StokerADM188/967
1st April 192622nd July 1926Victory IIActing Leading StokerADM188/967
23rd July 19264th September 1926Victory IILeading StokerADM188/967
5th September 192612th November 1928RenownLeading StokerADM188/967
13th November 19287th April 1929RenownActing Stoker Petty OfficerADM188/967
8th April 192919th September 1929Victory II - VActing Stoker Petty OfficerADM363/44
20th September 192913th October 1929Constance (Tribune)Acting Stoker Petty OfficerADM363/44
14th October 192924th October 1929Victory II - VActing Stoker Petty OfficerADM363/44
25th October 192912th November 1929Excellent (Terror)Acting Stoker Petty OfficerADM363/44
13th November 192913th April 1930Excellent (Terror)Stoker Petty OfficerADM363/44
14th April 19306th March 1931Egmont II - II (Active)Stoker Petty OfficerADM363/44
7th March 193130th June 1931Victory II - IV (Active)Stoker Petty OfficerADM363/44
1st July 193120th August 1932Egmont II - II (Active)Stoker Petty OfficerADM363/44
21st August 193219th October 1932Victory II (Active)Stoker Petty OfficerADM363/44
20th October 19329th December 1932Victory IIStoker Petty OfficerADM363/44
10th December 193217th October 1933DolphinStoker Petty OfficerADM363/44
18th October 193325th October 1934St. Angelo II (Blanche)Stoker Petty OfficerADM363/44
26th October 193417th July 1936St. Angelo II (Blanche)Chief StokerADM363/44
18th July 193629th August 1937BarhamChief StokerADM363/44
30th August 193727th June 1938RepulseChief StokerADM363/44
28th June 19382nd June 1939Victory IIChief StokerADM363/44
3rd June 193924th May 1941HoodChief StokerADM363/44

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)

Richard's name is in Column 3 of Panel 53.

Detail of Richard'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)
Richard's nephew, A.D. Honeybun (photo, 2001)
The National Archives (ADM 188/967)