-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
Russell Gordon Kirk

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Date of birth: 21st December 1920
Place of birth: Wantage, Berkshire, England
Service: Royal Marines
Rank: Marine
Service Number: PO/X 3421
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

Russell was born on 21st December 1920 in Wantage, Berkshire. He later lived in Oxford. He was a member of Hood's Number Four 4" gun crew and lived in Number 33 Mess. He married on 22 January 1941. He was 20 years old at the time of his loss.

Additional Photos

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

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
ADM 101/506 (Public Records Office)
Mrs TM Southgate (photo, April 2004)
His widow, JJ Kirk (information & photo, May 2004)