-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
Reginald George Henry Oborne

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Date of birth: 20th April 1906
Place of birth: Cowes, Isle of Wight, England
Parents: George and Maude Oborne
Wife: Eliza Oborne
Previous occupation: Errand Boy
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Petty Officer Steward
Service Number: P/L 14432
Joined Hood: 1st June 1939 (Petty Officer Steward)
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Petty Officer Steward)
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Biographical Information:

Reginald was born on 20th April 1906 in Cowes, Isle of Wight to parents George and Maude Oborne. He was the husband of Eliza Oborne, of Laverstock, Wiltshire. Together they had two children, William Reginald (born in 1932) and Barbara (born in 1934). He was 35 years old at the time of his loss.

History of ships served in and ratings held:

Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
13th July 192319th April 1924VictoryBoy ServantADM188/1016
20th April 192431st August 1925VictoryOfficers' Steward 4th ClassADM188/1016
1st September 192519th April 1926FuriousOfficers' Steward 4th ClassADM188/1016
20th April 192631st December 1928FuriousOfficers' Steward 3rd ClassADM188/1016
1st January 192930th September 1931ExcellentOfficers' Steward 3rd ClassADM363/500
1st October 19313rd February 1933ExcellentStewardADM363/500
4th February 193317th February 1933Victory IIStewardADM363/500
18th February 193331st October 1934St. VincentStewardADM363/500
1st November 193429th November 1934CormorantStewardADM363/500
30th November 193418th April 1937CormorantLeading StewardADM363/500
19th April 19376th August 1938Victory IILeading StewardADM363/500
7th August 193814th November 1938Victory IIPetty Officer StewardADM363/500
15th November 193831st May 1939ExcellentPetty Officer StewardADM363/500
1st June 193924th May 1941HoodPetty Officer StewardADM363/500

Additional Photographs
None at this time.

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

The part of the memorial in which the Hood casualty names can be found.
(Panels 45 to 61)

Reginald's name is in Column 1 of Panel 58.

Detail of Reginald'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)
The National Archives (ADM 188/1016)
Bethan Futcher (photo, November 2009)
David Smith (information, July 2010)