-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 Sam Inkpen

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Date of birth: 2nd March 1920
Place of birth: Cricklade, Wiltshire, England
Parents: Loftus and Mary Inkpen
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Stoker 1st Class
Service Number: P/KX 100497
Joined Hood:
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)

Biographical Information:

Reginald was born on 2nd March 1920 in Cricklade, Wiltshire to Loftus and Mary Inkpen. The family actually lived in Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire. He was 21 years old at the time of his loss.

Additional Photos


Southsea National Naval War Memorial

Panel 55, Column 2

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

Royal Wootton Bassett War Memorial

St Bartholomew’s and All Saints Church, Wootton Bassett
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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)
His nephew, Fred Coster (photos, 2001)
Roger Beazley (information, March 2017)