-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
Robert Grieve Watson Howie

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Date of birth: 5th January 1916
Place of birth: Kirkburn Bervie, Kincardineshire, Scotland
Parents: Alexander and Jane Watson Howie
Wife: Jean Watson
Service: Royal Marines
Rank: Marine
Service Number: PO/X 3503
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

Robert served under the name of "Robert Grieve Watson". He was born on 5th January 1916 in Kirkburn Bevie, Kincardineshire, Scotland to Alexander and Jane Watson Howie. He was the husband of Jean Watson, of Glasgow. An excellent marksman, Robert was awarded the crossed rifles medal. He was 25 years old at the time of his loss.

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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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Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)