-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
Ronald Wallis Neal

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Date of birth: 8th August 1918
Place of birth: Basford, Nottinghamshire, England
Parents: John and Fanny Neal
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: P/SR 16345
Joined Hood: 1940
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Able Seaman)
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Biographical Information:

Ronnie, as he was known, was born on 8th August 1918 in Basford, Nottinghamshire. He was the only child of John and Fanny Neal. The family lived at 119 Harwill Crescent, Aspley Estate, Nottingham.

Ronnie was educated at William Crane School Nottingham and was also an old choir boy at Cinderhill Church of Christ. He worked for Durose and Payne accountants at their Talbot House location. He was also known to have been a scorer for the Notts Amateurs CC's "A" team.

He was called for service in the R.N.S.R. in December 1939 and is believed to have joined Hood sometime during 1940.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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The part of the memorial in which the Hood casualty names can be found.
(Panels 45 to 61)

Ronald's name is in Column 1 of Panel 49.

Detail of Ronald'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)