-H.M.S. Hood Crew Information-
H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour
Memorials to Men Lost in the sinking

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
Kenneth Walter Javan

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Date of birth: 4th December 1912
Place of birth: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England
Parents: Thomas and Gertrude Javan
Wife: Vera Javan
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Ordinary Seaman
Service Number: P/JX 251520
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

Ken was born on 4th December 1912 in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire. He was the only son of Thomas and Gertrude Javan of 267 Woodborough Rd. He was educated at High Pavement School. He was the husband of Vera Javan and father of Keith Graham Javan, of 19 Bonnington Crescent, Sherwood.

Ken worked as assistant superintendent for an insurance company prior to joining the Navy in January 1941. He was 28 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

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

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

Detail of Kenneth'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)
Heather M. Parkinson (information, Oct 2002)