-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
Reginald Keith Peel

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Date of birth: 10th August 1917
Place of birth: Rajputana, India
Parents: Reginald and Florence Peel
Wife: Irene Peel
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Assistant Steward
Service Number: P/LX 25027
Joined Hood: 28th February 1941
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Assistant Steward)
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Biographical Information:

"Keith" as he was known to his family and friends, was the born on 1th August 1917 in Rajputana, India to Reginald and Florence Peel. In civilian life, Keith was a wine waiter at Old Ship Hotel in Brighton. He, his wife Irene (known as Rene) had one child, a baby daughter named Barbara.

Keith enlisted in the Navy at H.M.S. Royal Arthur in October 1940 and was posted to Glendower later that month. He was transferred to Victory in December. His first and only ship was Hood. He was 23 years old at the time of his loss.





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


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Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea, Hampshire, England


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Sources
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
Family friend, Brenda Street (information, March 2003)
His daughter, Barbara Smith (photos & information, June 2010)