-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
Robert William Jones

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Date of birth: 14th September 1924
Place of birth: Barton-upon-Irwell, Lancashire, England
Parents: John and Mary Jones
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Boy 1st Class
Service Number: P/JX 175970
Joined Hood:
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

Bobby, as he was known, was was born on 14th September 1924 in Barton-upon-Irwell, Lancashire to John and Mary Jones. The family later lived in Patricroft, Lancashire. He had a sister named Audrey. He was trained at H.M.S. St. George before joining Hood.

He was 16 years old at the time of his loss. He was the third youngest person lost in the sinking of Hood.

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Southsea National Naval War Memorial

Panel 51, 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)
Ian Fairbrother (photo & information, January 2014)