-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
Herbert William Llewellyn Batten

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Date of birth: 2nd December 1922
Place of birth: Portsmouth, Hampshire, England
Parents: Herbert Thomas Carpenter Batten and Mary Queen Batten
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Ordinary Seaman
Service Number: P/JX 158400
Joined Hood:
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)

Biographical Information:

Herbert was born on 2nd December 1922 in Portsmouth, Hampshire to Herbert and Mary Batten. The family lived in Fareham, Hampshire. He attended The Royal Hospital School, Holbrook from November 1934 to May 1938. He entered the Navy and was trained at H.M.S. St Vincent. He was 18 years old at the time of his loss.

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Southsea National Naval War Memorial

Panel 50, Column 1

Hood Chapel, Church of St. John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
Monty Callow, Alumni Relations Officer, The Royal Hospital School (information, November 2016)