-H.M.S. Hood Crew Information-
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 Henry James Luckhurst

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Date of birth: 25th September 1908
Place of birth: Egham, Surrey, England
Parents: Edith Luckhurst
Previous occupation: General Labourer
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: P/J 115039
Joined Hood: 25th May 1937 (Able seaman)
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Able Seaman)
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Biographical Information:

John was born on 25th September 1908 in Egham, Surrey to Edith Luckhurst. The family later lived in Staines, Middlesex. He was 32 years old at the time of his loss.

History of ships served in and ratings held:

Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
8th September 192512th June 1926GangesBoy 2nd ClassADM362/10
13th June 192623rd September 1926GangesBoy 1st ClassADM362/10
24th September 192624th September 1926Victory IBoy 1st ClassADM362/10
25th September 19262nd October 1926Victory IOrdinary SeamanADM362/10
3rd October 192611th May 1927BenbowOrdinary SeamanADM362/10
12th May 192725th November 1927ValiantOrdinary SeamanADM362/10
26th November 19272nd January 1929Egmont II (Walrus)Ordinary SeamanADM362/10
3rd January 192931st March 1929Egmont II (Walrus)Able SeamanADM363/116
1st April 192912th May 1929Vivid II - IV (Walrus)Able SeamanADM363/116
13th May 192912th June 1929Victory I - IIIAble SeamanADM363/116
13th June 192922nd November 1929ExcellentAble SeamanADM363/116
23rd November 19294th September 1930Vernon (Kate Lewis)Able SeamanADM363/116
5th September 193031st August 1932NelsonAble SeamanADM363/116
1st September 19324th October 1932Victory IAble SeamanADM363/116
5th October 193214th November 1932ConcordAble SeamanADM363/116
15th November 19322nd May 1933Victory IAble SeamanADM363/116
3rd May 19337th March 1934EffinghamAble SeamanADM363/116
8th March 193430th April 1934CalcuttaAble SeamanADM363/116
1st May 193423rd May 1936Bee (Aphis)Able SeamanADM363/116
24th May 193610th August 1936DauntlessAble SeamanADM363/116
11th August 193624th May 1937Victory IAble SeamanADM363/116
25th May 193724th May 1941HoodAble SeamanADM363/116

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 3 of Panel 48.

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)
Joh's cousin, Ian Luckhurst (Photo, 2001)