-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
Robert Stanley Neale

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Date of birth: 20th July 1905
Place of birth: Workington, Cumberland, England
Wife: Hilda Neale
Service: Royal Marines
Rank: Marine
Service Number: PO/ 22454
Joined Hood: 23rd August 1939
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Marine)
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Biographical Information:

Robert was born on 20th July 1905 in Workington, Cumberland. Before joining the Navy he served as a Cartman.

He joined the Navy on 21st April 1925 in Newcastle. He was trained at Portsmouth and Chatham. He served at the following ships/establishments throughout his career: Revenge, Tiger, Centaur, Dryad, President IV and Portsmouth Division. He joined Hood in 1939 and remained with her until the end. He was awarded the R.F.R. L.S.&G.C. medal on 16 October 1940.

He was husband of Hilda May Neale of Southsea, Hampshire. He He was 35 years old at the time of his loss.

Additional Photos

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

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
Graham Woolgar (information, September 2006)
Sarah Bradbury (photos, Sept 2008)