-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
Reginald Edmond Howe

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Date of birth: 24th January 1918
Place of birth: Poole, Dorset, England
Parents: Victor and Mary Howe
Wife: Phyllis Howe
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Stoker 2nd Class
Service Number: P/KX 103719
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

Reginald was born on 24th January 1918 in Poole, Dorset to Victor and Mary Howe. He was the husband of Phyllis Howe, of Parkstone, Dorsetshire.

He was known to have been assigned to a submarine prior to Hood. His family believes he missed the sailing of his sub and was assigned temporarily to Hood to backfill her normal crew. He was 23 years old at the time of his loss.





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Reginald (far right) and two shipmates on shore leave




Reginald and Phyllis on their wedding day




Reginald and Phyllis on their wedding day






Hood Chapel, Church of St. John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire, England


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Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea, Hampshire, England


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Sources
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
Reginald's friend, Albert Chaffey (photo, 2001)
Reginald's niece, Pauline Head (photos & information, May 2004)