-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 John Keenan

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Date of birth: 23rd April 1917
Place of birth: Inishrush, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland
Parents: William and Agnes Keenan
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Stoker 2nd Class
Service Number: P/KX 116918
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

Robert was born on 23rd April 1917 in Inisrush, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland to William and Agnes Keenan. The family later lived in Portglenone, County Antrim. He was 24 years old at the time of his loss.



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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)





Robert's name is in Column 1 of Panel 56.





Detail of Robert's name.







Inishrush Memorial Bench, Inishrush, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland

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Robert's name on the bench toghether with those of other Inishrush men.






Sources
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
Mr Gary McDonald, photos and information June 2021.