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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
John Kenneth Baxter

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Date of birth: 2nd January 1909
Place of birth: Leeds, Yorkshire, England
Parents: George K. and Jane Annie Baxter
Previous occupation: Shop Assistant
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Petty Officer
Service Number: P/J 112529
Joined Hood: 2nd June 1939
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Petty Officer)
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Biographical Information:

John was born on 2nd January 1909 in Leeds, Yorkshire to George and Jane Baxter. He was 32 years old at the time of his loss.

History of ships served in and rate held:

Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
21st November 192419th July 1925ImpregnableBoy 2nd ClassADM362/8
20th July 192521st October 1925ImpregnableBoy 1st ClassADM362/8
22nd October 19251st January 1927CurlewBoy 1st ClassADM362/8
2nd January 192716th January 1927CurlewOrdinary SeamanADM362/8
17th January 19271st April 1928CairoOrdinary SeamanADM362/8
2nd April 192815th June 1928CairoAble SeamanADM362/8
16th June 192817th August 1928Victory IAble SeamanADM362/8
18th August 192825th March 1929ExcellentAble SeamanADM362/8
26th March 192917th December 1929FlindersAble SeamanADM363/6
18th December 192931st March 1930Victory II - IV (Flinders)Able SeamanADM363/6
1st April 193014th September 1930FlindersAble SeamanADM363/6
15th September 19306th March 1931Royal SovereignAble SeamanADM363/6
7th March 193130th November 1931Egmont II - I (Voyager)Able SeamanADM363/6
1st December 193129th December 1931Victory II (Voyager)Able SeamanADM363/6
30th December 193110th January 1933ExcellentAble SeamanADM363/6
11th January 193331st December 1933Victory II (Vimy)Able SeamanADM363/6
1st January 193416th September 1934Victory II (Vimy)Acting Leading SeamanADM363/6
17th September 193431st December 1934Victory II (Electra)Acting Leading SeamanADM363/6
1st January 193530th April 1935Victory II (Electra)Leading SeamanADM363/6
1st May 19353rd April 1936ExcellentLeading SeamanADM363/6
4th April 193613th May 1936Victory II (Sardonyx)Leading SeamanADM363/6
14th May 193614th June 1936Victory ILeading SeamanADM363/6
15th June 193630th June 1936AmphionLeading SeamanADM363/6
1st July 193630th June 1937AmphionActing Petty OfficerADM363/6
1st July 193710th March 1939AmphionPetty OfficerADM363/6
11th March 19391st June 1939ExcellentPetty OfficerADM363/6
2nd June 193924th May 1941HoodPetty OfficerADM363/6

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)

John's name is in Column 1 of Panel 46.

Detail of John'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)