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

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
Roy Frederick Knight

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Date of birth: 1922
Place of birth: Goring-by-Sea, Sussex, England
Parents: Leonard and Rebecca Knight
Service: Royal Naval Reserve
Rank: Midshipman
Joined Hood: 29th April 1941
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Midshipman)
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Biographical Information:

Roy was born in 1922 to Leonard and Rebecca Knight, of Goring-by-Sea, Sussex. His parents ran the Knight of the Mulberry Hotel, Goring-on-Sea, Sussex. He was educated at Caterham School from April 1936 to July 1938 and later at the Sir John Cass school.

He joined the Anglo-Saxon Petroleum Company as an apprentice and was posted to the M.V. Pecter in 1939. He was later assigned to a tanker which was lost. He was the sole survivor out of 69. He applied to join the Royal Navy following the enquiry. He joined the Royal Naval Reserve as a Midshipman on 17 January 1941.

He was drafted to Hood as a Temporary Midshipman (probationary) on 29 April 1941 while she was at sea. He joined her upon her return in May. He was 18 years old at the time of his loss.

Additional Photographs
None at this time.

Caterham School War Memorial, Caterham, Surrey, England

No photographs are available of this memorial

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)

Roy's name is in Column 1 of Panel 60.

Detail of Roy's name.

Worthing War Memorial, Worthing, Sussex, England

Photos of the memorial

A view o the memorial.

The panel which lists the casualties from World War 2.

A close-up of Roy's name, along with other 'Hoods'
Stoker 1st Class Norman Jeffs and
Boy 1st Class Percy Christopher Boylett Long.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
Jan Flowers (information & photo, Feb 2005)
John Hamblin (detailed information, March 2015)