-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 Jones

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Date of birth: 27th February 1923
Place of birth: Northallerton, Yorkshire, England
Parents: Frank and Frances Jane Jones (nee Horner)
Previous occupation: Shop Assistant
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Ordinary Seaman
Service Number: P/JX 159551
Joined Hood First time:
Left Hood First time: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
Joined Hood First time: 9th June 1939 (Boy 1st Class)
Left Hood First time: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Ordinary Seaman)
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Biographical Information:

Kenneth was born on 27th February 1923 in Northallerton, Yorkshire. He was 18 years old at the time of his loss.

History of ships served in and ratings held:

Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
9th August 193824th March 1939St. VincentBoy 2nd ClassService History
25th March 19398th June 1939St. VincentBoy 1st ClassService History
9th June 193926th February 1941HoodBoy 1st ClassService History
27th February 194124th May 1941HoodOrdinary SeamanService History

Additional Photos

Items from the collection of Philip Crellin. The Admiralty letter and three medals at the bottom relate to Kenneth.

Admiralty letter of condolence.

Document in respect of outstand wages.

Document in respect of the award of naval prize money.

document relating to the award of naval prize money.

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)

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)
Philip Crellen (service record and photographs), September 2021