-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
Jack Ovenden

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Date of birth: 4th June 1923
Place of birth: Deal, Kent, England
Parents: Mr. and Mrs. F. Ovenden
Service: NAAFI
Rank: Canteen Assistant
Service Number: NAAFI
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

Jack was born on 4th June 1923 to Mr. and Mrs. F. Ovenden, of Deal, Kent. He was serving as a member of Hood's NAAFI canteen staff. He was 17 years old at the time of his loss.

Additional Photos

Geoff Jordan, Cecil Lansdowne & Jack Ovenden with an unidentified Marine

Jack Ovenden, Geoff Jordan & unknown

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)

Jack's name is in Column 2 of Panel 61.

Detail of Jack'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)
Mrs D. Riley (Photos, March 2001)