-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
Gwilym Jones

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Date of birth: 19th April 1919
Place of birth: Abergele, Denbighshire, Wales
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: P/SSX 27631
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

Gwilym was born on 19th April 1919 in Abergele, Denbighshire, Wales, one of four brothers. He was 22 years old at the time of his loss.





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Gwilym with his father and three brothers. Gwilym believed to be second from left.






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)





Gwilym's name is in Column 2 of Panel 48.





Detail of Gwilym's name.






Sources
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
Photos and information from Gwilym's great-nephew, Darren Jones, January 2021.