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In Remembrance of
Reginald James Kitchener

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Date of birth: 14th November 1921
Place of birth: Midhurst, Sussex, England
Parents: Ebenezer and Gertrude Kitchener
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: P/SSX 27648
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

Reginald was born on 14th November 1921 in Midhurst, Sussex to Ebenezer and Gertrude Kitchener. The family later lived in Petersfield, Hampshire. He was 19 years old at the time of his loss.

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Reginald and his brotherJohn in Petersfield

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)

Reginald's name is in Column 2 of Panel 48.

Detail of Reginald's name.

Petersfield War Memorial, Petersfield, Hampshire, England

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The Petersfield War Memorial stands in High Street.

The second panel of World War 2 names lists Reginald along another of Hood's Able Seamen:
Able Seaman William David Matthews

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
Mr JM Coxell (photos, December 2002)
Jayne Woodland (information, Feb 2005)