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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
James Locklin

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Date of birth: 14th December 1907
Place of birth: Portsmouth, Hampshire, England
Parents: James and Helen Locklin
Wife: Isabella Locklin
Previous occupation: Labourer
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: P/J 108881
Joined Hood: 10th October 1940 (Able Seaman)
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Able Seaman)
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Biographical Information:

James was born on 14th December 1907 in Portsmouth, Hampshire to James and Helen Locklin. He was the husband of Isabella Locklin, of Rothesay, Isle of Bute. He was the father of Janet and Helen Locklin. He was 33 years old at the time of his loss.

History of ships served in and rate held:

Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
10th November 192326th July 1924GangesBoy 2nd ClassADM188/864
27th July 192421st October 1924GangesBoy 1st ClassADM188/864
22nd October 19249th December 1925RevengeBoy 1st ClassADM188/864
10th December 19256th January 1926RevengeOrdinary SeamanADM188/864
7th January 192613th June 1926Columbine (Vortigern)Ordinary SeamanADM188/864
14th June 192620th August 1926Columbine (Vortigern)Able SeamanADM188/864
21st August 19268th November 1926Columbine (Vivien)Able SeamanADM188/864
9th November 192629th April 1927Columbine (Vortigern)Able SeamanADM188/864
30th April 192730th June 1927Victory IAble SeamanADM188/864
1st July 192724th July 1929Vernon (Wrestler)Able SeamanADM188/864
25th July 192916th March 1930VernonAble SeamanADM363/203
17th March 193025th May 1932ResourceAble SeamanADM363/203
26th May 193223rd September 1932Victory IAble SeamanADM363/203
24th September 19323rd May 1933VernonAble SeamanADM363/203
4th May 193320th August 1934Victory II (Windsor)Able SeamanADM363/203
21st August 19348th October 1934Victory IAble SeamanADM363/203
9th October 19349th November 1936GreenwichAble SeamanADM363/203
10th November 193616th November 1936Victory IAble SeamanADM363/203
17th November 193618th August 1937Cyclops (Douglas)Able SeamanADM363/203
19th August 193712th December 1937Victory IAble SeamanADM363/203
13th December 193713th December 1937Shore CS ExpiredAble SeamanADM363/203
14th December 193727th September 1938Joined R.F.R.Able SeamanADM363/203
28th September 19383rd October 1938Victory I (II) (Mobilised)Able SeamanADM363/203
4th October 193821st August 1939DemobilisedAble SeamanADM363/203
22nd August 19396th May 1940Victory I (II) (Wishart)Able SeamanADM363/203
7th May 19406th May 1940Victory IAble SeamanADM363/203
7th May 19407th August 1940RUNAble SeamanADM363/203
8th August 19409th October 1940Victory IAble SeamanADM363/203
10th October 194024th May 1941HoodAble SeamanADM363/203

Additional Photographs
None at this time.

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)

James's name is in Column 3 of Panel 48.

Detail of James'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)
Suzanne I. Locklin (Information, June 2002 & photo, September 2011)