-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 Newnham

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Date of birth: 2nd August 1922
Place of birth: Brighton, Sussex, England
Parents: James and Edith Newnham
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: P/JX 159508
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

Bob, as he was known, was born on 2nd August 1922 to James and Edith Newnham, of Brighton, Sussex. He was described as "cheeky" and was known to have been a keen collector of cigarette cards. He was 18 years old at the time of his loss.

Additional Photos

Robert in uniform

Robert in uniform

Robert as a child

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)
HIs niece, Helen Abigail (photos, March 2020)