-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
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:
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)

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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Southsea National Naval War Memorial

Panel 50, Column 3

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

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)