-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
Aubrey Roy Passey

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Date of birth: 16th April 1919
Place of birth: Wantage, Berkshire, England
Parents: Frederick and Gertrude F. Passey
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Sick Berth Attendant
Service Number: P/MX 63310
Joined Hood:
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

Known as "Roy" to his family and friends. Roy was born on 16th April 1919, one of the five children to Frederick and Gertrude Passey of 65, Mill Street Wantage. The family lived in Wantage from pre 1919 to 1934 where Roy and later his brother Fred attended King Alfreds Grammar School and the C of E Boys School.

The family moved to Oxford in 1934 and Roy worked as a clerk at the University School of Geography. According to his elder brother Fred, Roy joined up in Portsmouth circa 1938-39 (pre-war) with his great friend Christopher Willmott of Sandford-on-Thames. Roy eventually became a Petty Officer and was serving as a Sick Berth Attendant on H.M.S. Hood in May 1941 when she was sunk. He was 22 years old at the time of his loss.





Additional Photos



memorial erected by the Passey family at Southsea War memorial




Photos of Aubrey & shipmates aboard Hood










Memorials

Southsea National Naval War Memorial

Panel 57, Column 2






Hood Chapel, Church of St. John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire






King Alfred's School WWII War Memorial, Wantage, Oxford









Sources
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
William Willmot (photos, January 2017)
Mr Trevor Hancock (information, 2000)