-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
Arthur William Keith

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Date of birth: 8th February 1922
Place of birth: Wimborne, Dorset, England
Parents: Henry and Mary Keith
Service: Royal Marines
Rank: Marine
Service Number: PO/X 3863
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

"Buster", as he was known to his family and friends, was born on 2nd February 1922 in Wimborne, Doresetshire to Henry and Mary Keith. He was the youngest of six sons. The family later lived in Westmoors, Dorsetshire. He was 19 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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Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
His niece, Christine Golledge (photo & information, May 2004)