-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
Patrick Charles O'Rourke

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Date of birth: 1st October 1909
Place of birth: Battersea, London, England
Parents: William and Bridget O Rourke
Wife: Lily O Rourke
Previous occupation: Labourer
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Leading Seaman
Service Number: P/JX 126715
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

Patrick born on 1st October 1909 in Battersea, London to William and Bridget O'Rourke. He was the husband of Lily O'Rourke, of Cosham, Hampshire. Together, they had two daughters, Patricia and Dorothy. Patrick was 31 years old at the time of his loss.

History of ships served in and ratings held:

Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
22nd April 19264th December 1926GangesBoy 2nd ClassADM362/18
5th December 192617th February 1927GangesBoy 1st ClassADM362/18
18th February 192730th September 1927MarlboroughBoy 1st ClassADM362/18
1st October 19278th October 1927MarlboroughOrdinary SeamanADM362/18
9th October 19272nd January 1928RevengeOrdinary SeamanADM362/18
3rd January 192829th August 1928NelsonOrdinary SeamanADM362/18
30th August 192815th October 1928Osprey (Torrid)Ordinary SeamanADM362/18
16th October 192831st March 1929Egmont II (Wishart)Ordinary SeamanADM362/18
1st April 19297th March 1930Egmont II (Wishart)Able SeamanADM363/525
8th March 19309th April 1930Victory II - IV (Wishart)Able SeamanADM363/525
10th April 193023rd May 1930Victory I - IIIAble SeamanADM363/525
24th May 193021st August 1930ConstanceAble SeamanADM363/525
22nd August 193026th August 1930Victory I - IIIAble SeamanADM363/525
27th August 193015th October 1930Pembroke II (Diomede)Able SeamanADM363/525
16th October 193016th February 1931DiomedeAble SeamanADM363/525
17th February 193116th May 1931DunedinAble SeamanADM363/525
17th May 193116th September 1931Victory I - IIIAble SeamanADM363/525
17th September 19312nd May 1933CourageousAble SeamanADM363/525
3rd May 19335th May 1933Victory IAble SeamanADM363/525
6th May 19337th November 1933VernonAble SeamanADM363/525
8th November 193323rd July 1934GreenwichAble SeamanADM363/525
24th July 193423rd July 1934Victory IAble SeamanADM363/525
24th July 193417th January 1936RevengeAble SeamanADM363/525
18th January 19367th February 1936Victory IAble SeamanADM363/525
8th February 193628th May 1936VernonAble SeamanADM363/525
29th May 193613th July 1936Victory II (Sabre)Able SeamanADM363/525
14th July 19367th September 1936Victory IAble SeamanADM363/525
8th September 193631st March 1940HoodAble SeamanADM363/525
1st April 194031st March 1941HoodActing Leading SeamanADM363/525
1st April 194124th May 1941HoodLeading SeamanADM363/525

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)

Patrick's name is in Column 3 of Panel 46.

Detail of Patrick'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)
His daughters, Patricia and Dorothy (photo, September 2006)