-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
Keith Charles Passells

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Date of birth: 8th December 1904
Place of birth: Portsmouth, Hampshire, England
Parents: Charles and Cecilia Passells
Wife: Doris Passells
Previous occupation: Clerk
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Chief Petty Officer Supply
Service Number: P/M 37564
Joined Hood: 27th May 1939 (Chief Petty Officer Supply)
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Chief Petty Officer Supply)
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Biographical Information:

Keith was born on 8th December 1904 in Portsmouth, Hampshire to parents Charles and Cecilia Passells. He was the husband of Doris Passells, of Portsmouth, Leicestershire. He was 36 years old at the time of his loss.

History of ships served in and rate held:

Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
16th July 19233rd November 1923Victory IISupply AssistantADM188/1093
4th November 19235th January 1924Vivid IISupply AssistantADM188/1093
6th January 192410th January 1924Victory IISupply AssistantADM188/1093
11th January 192424th October 1924DidoSupply AssistantADM188/1093
25th October 192415th July 1926LuciaSupply AssistantADM188/1093
16th July 19268th December 1926LuciaLeading Supply AssistantADM188/1093
9th December 192618th January 1927Victory IILeading Supply AssistantADM188/1093
19th January 19278th May 1927FisgardLeading Supply AssistantADM188/1093
9th May 192716th May 1927Victory IILeading Supply AssistantADM188/1093
17th May 192723rd March 1928St. VincentLeading Supply AssistantADM188/1093
24th March 192818th December 1928FlindersLeading Supply AssistantADM188/1093
19th December 192810th January 1929Victory IILeading Supply AssistantADM188/1093
11th January 19293rd September 1930CentaurLeading Supply AssistantADM363/238
4th September 193026th May 1931Victory II - IVLeading Supply AssistantADM363/238
27th May 193115th October 1931Frobisher (Arragon)Leading Supply AssistantADM363/238
16th October 19316th November 1931Frobisher (Arragon)Supply Petty OfficerADM363/238
7th November 193110th March 1932Victory IISupply Petty OfficerADM363/238
11th March 193225th November 1932CuracoaSupply Petty OfficerADM363/238
26th November 19325th May 1933RevengeSupply Petty OfficerADM363/238
6th May 193323rd August 1935Royal SovereignSupply Petty OfficerADM363/238
24th August 193526th June 1936DolphinSupply Petty OfficerADM363/238
27th June 193631st July 1936Victory II (Grenville)Supply Petty OfficerADM363/238
1st August 193631st August 1937St. Angelo II (Grenville)Supply Petty OfficerADM363/238
1st September 193715th May 1938St. Angelo II (Grenville)Supply Chief Petty OfficerADM363/238
16th May 193814th June 1938Victory II (Grenville)Supply Chief Petty OfficerADM363/238
15th June 193826th July 1938Victory IISupply Chief Petty OfficerADM363/238
27th July 193810th January 1939DolphinSupply Chief Petty OfficerADM363/238
11th January 193910th April 1939CaledoniaSupply Chief Petty OfficerADM363/238
11th April 193926th May 1939Victory IISupply Chief Petty OfficerADM363/238
27th May 193924th May 1941HoodSupply Chief Petty OfficerADM363/238

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)

Keith's name is in Column 2 of Panel 57.

Detail of Keith'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)
Keith's daughter, June Cecilia Gamble (photo, 2001)
The National Archives (ADM 188/1093)