-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
Gordon Hows

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Date of birth: 8th May 1921
Place of birth: Gillingham, Kent, England
Parents: Harry and Marion Hows
Service: Royal Marines
Rank: Marine
Service Number: PO/X 3426
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

Gordon was born on 8th May 1921 in Gillingham, Kent to Harry and Marion Hows. He is believed to have been raised in the area of West Dean or West Thytherly, Wiltshire. He was 20 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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The part of the memorial in which the Hood casualty names can be found.
(Panels 45 to 61)





The part of the memorial in which the Hood casualty names can be found.
(Panels 45 to 61)





Gordon's name is in Column 1 of Panel 59.





Detail of Gordon's name.







West Dean War Memorial, West Dean, Wiltshire, 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)
Gordon's sister, Sheila Tindle (photo, 2001)
Robin Garrett (information, March 2010)