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In Remembrance of
Reginald John Charles London

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Date of birth: 24th May 1912
Place of birth: Churchill, Blagdon, Somerset, England
Parents: Reginald and Gerty London
Wife: Frances London
Service: Royal Marines
Rank: Sergeant
Service Number: PO/X 911
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

Reginald was born on 24th May 1912 in the village of Churchill, Somerset, to parents Reginald and Gerty London. He attended Churchill School, leaving at the age of 14. He joined the Royal Marines as a teenager.

Reginald married Frances Mary Davis in Portsmouth in 1932 and their son, John William London was born at 55 Landguard Road Eastney, Portsmouth on 12th Jan 1933. Sometime during the war, the family relocated to Kentish Town, London. Reginald lost his life on 24th May 1941, his 29th birthday.

Additional Photos

Photo of Reginald as a young lad

Reginald & friend aboard Hood in the late 1930s

Reginald & fellow Royal Marine Sergeants aboard Hood in Late 1940 or early 1941

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)

Reginald's name is in Column 2 of Panel 58.

Detail of Reginald'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)
Linda Jones (Photos & information, March 2007)
Mrs Marina Coles (childhood photo & additional information, May 2007)