-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
James Francis Lynch

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Date of birth: 5th August 1909
Place of birth: Carndonagh, County Donegal, Irish Republic
Parents: Michael and Hannah Lynch
Wife: Elizabeth Lynch
Previous occupation: Clerk
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Supply Petty Officer
Service Number: P/MX 46884
Joined Hood: 30th August 1935 (Leading Supply Assistant)
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Supply Petty Officer)

Biographical Information:

James was born on 5th August 1909 in Carndonagh, Inishoewn, County Donegal, Ireland to Michael and Hannah Lynch. He is believed to have been one of 7 children. The family later moved to Limavady, Northern Ireland.

James was the husband of Elizabeth Lynch. They are known to have had a daughter, Juliet, who became a nurse. He was 31 years old at the time of his loss.

History of ships served in and ratings held:

Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
29th November 19276th January 1929Victory IISupply AssistantADM362/57
7th January 19298th July 1930FuriousSupply AssistantADM363/612
9th July 19303rd October 1930Victory II - IVSupply AssistantADM363/612
4th October 193025th November 1930Constance (Cairo)Supply AssistantADM363/612
26th November 193016th December 1930Cleopatra (Cairo)Supply AssistantADM363/612
17th December 19302nd January 1931Victory II - IVSupply AssistantADM363/612
3rd January 193124th May 1932VernonSupply AssistantADM363/612
25th May 19328th January 1934ResourceSupply AssistantADM363/612
9th January 193416th August 1934ResourceLeading Supply AssistantADM363/612
17th August 193422nd August 1934St. Angelo II (Dainty)Leading Supply AssistantADM363/612
23rd August 193412th October 1934Victory II (Dainty)Leading Supply AssistantADM363/612
13th October 193429th August 1935Victory IILeading Supply AssistantADM363/612
30th August 19356th August 1938HoodLeading Supply AssistantADM363/612
7th August 193824th May 1941HoodSupply Petty OfficerADM363/612

Additional Photographs
None at this time.


Southsea National Naval War Memorial

Panel 57, Column 2

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

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
HIs great-niece, Caroline Weir (information, October 2019)
James's daughter, Juliet Roopnarinesingh (Photo, 2001)