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We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
Owen Patton

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Date of birth: 14th August 1918
Place of birth: Darlington, County Durham, England
Parents: Frederick and Annie Patton
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: P/JX 141665
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

Owen was born on 14th August 1918, the son of Frederick and Annie Patton, of Darlington, County Durham. He had an older brother named Vincent.

Owen joined the Navy on 8th May 1937.

Following his training at H.M.S. Ganges, he is believed to have been assigned to the cruiser H.M.S. Devonshire. There he proved to be a keen football player. He was next draughted to H.M.S. Hood where he was known by the nickname "Tiddley". He remained in Hood until her sinking. He was 22 years old at the time of his loss.

Additional Photos

Various shots of Owen. Most of these are from his time in the Devonshire

Owen (front row, far left) and fellow teammates from H.M.S. Devonshire's champion football/soccer team. Also present in this photo is then Lieutenant Commander John Warrand, later Navigator of Hood (also lost in the sinking).

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)

Owen's name is in Column 1 of Panel 49.

Detail of Owen'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)
Ian Usher (information, October 2012)
Jean Cahill (photo, 2001)
Ann Halliday (photos & information, May 2004)