-H.M.S. Hood Crew Information-
H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour
Memorials to Men Lost in the sinking

We will remember them
Chainbar divider

In Remembrance of
Cornelius Kelly

Photo of
Date of birth: 1st July 1914
Place of birth: Blackburn, Lancashire, England
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Ordinary Signalman
Service Number: P/JX 221550
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
Click here to print memorial poster

Biographical Information:

"Connie", as he was known, was born on 1st July 1914 in Blackburn, Lancashire. His brother, William Patrick Kelly, is known to have been commissioned, subsequently, into the RNVR, and he survived the war. Connie and William also had a sister named Josephine. Cornelius Kelly was 26 years old at the time of his loss.

Additional Photos

Cornelius Kelly (R) in Liverpool with his brother and sister-in-law William Patrick Kelly and Eileen Kelly.

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)

Cornelius's name is in Column 2 of Panel 52.

Detail of Cornelius'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 Kugler, great-nephew of Cornelius Kelly - photos and information May 2014 and July 2022.