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We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
Phillip Arthur James

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Date of birth: 29th July 1922
Place of birth: Coventry, Warwickshire, England
Parents: Charles and Emily James
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Ordinary Seaman
Service Number: P/JX 159595
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

Arthur, as he was known, was born on 29th July 1922 to Charles and Emily James, of Radford, Coventry, Warwickshire. His father passed away when he was young and his mother remarried (becoming Mrs Robinson). His family lived at 164 Treherne Road. He attended Spon Street School, where he was a cricketer. He was 18 years old at the time of his loss.

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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)

Phillip's name is in Column 3 of Panel 50.

Detail of Phillip'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)
His niece, Celia Reid (photos, February 2006)
Mark Rushworth (information, May 2008)