-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
Ronald Stanley Miles

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Date of birth: 24th December 1918
Place of birth: Hastings, Sussex, England
Service: Royal Marines
Rank: Marine
Service Number: PO/X 3074
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

Ronald was born on 24th December 1918 in Hastings, Sussex. His parents lived at 118 Beaconsfield Road Hastings during this childhood.

Before his service in Hood, Ronald had been in H.M.S. Royal Oak and was one of those to survive her sinking on 14th October 1939. He is believed to have joined the Royal Marines in 1936.

He was 22 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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Sources
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
Dale Crouch (photo, 2000)
Mary McKeowm (biographical information from Hastings Observer 31st May 1941), October 2021.