-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
Percy Christopher Boylett Long

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Date of birth: 17th November 1923
Place of birth: Chertsey, Surrey, England
Parents: Mr. and Mrs. P. Long
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Boy 1st Class
Service Number: P/JX 162515
Joined Hood: 1940
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Boy 1st Class)
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Biographical Information:

Percy was born on 17th November 1923 in Chertsey, Surrey to Mr. and Mrs. P. Long. The family later lived in Worthing, Sussex. He attended The Royal Hospital School, Holbrook from September 1938 to May 1939. He entered the Navy and was trained at H.M.S. St. Vincent. After training, he was drafted to H.M.S. Hood in 1940. He was 17 years old at the time of his loss.




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


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Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea, Hampshire, England


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Worthing War Memorial, Worthing, Sussex, England


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A view of the memorial.





The panel containing the names of World War 2 casualties.





A close-up of Percy's name on the memorial, along with those of fellow 'Hoods'
He is shown here as C.P. Long.
Stoker 1st Class Norman Jeffs and
Midshipman Roy Frederick Knight.






Sources
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)
Jan Flowers (Information & photo, Feb 2005)