-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
Roland Garth Clayton Perman

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Date of birth: 17th September 1923
Place of birth: Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England
Parents: Clayton and Josephine Perman
Service: Royal Indian Navy
Rank: Midshipman
Joined Hood: 23rd April 1941
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Midshipman)
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Biographical Information:

Roland was born 17th September 1923, son of Clayton & Josephine nee Daniels of Hatherly Lodge, Cheltenham. He was educated at Glyngarth School, Cheltenham where his father was headmaster & later at Marlborough College in Wiltshire. He was refused entry into the Royal Navy because of his eyesight but was accepted into the Royal Indian Navy. He studied at the Royal Navy College in Dartmouth from early May 1940 & passed out as midshipman in July of the same year. The course which normally took three terms was squeezed into one term because of the war.

Roland wrote home to his parents & sister Mary every Sunday for the duration in great detail. His leave started on July 29th but after that nothing his known of his movements until he joined the Hood in April 1941. Roland's letters are full of life & with a great love of sport, music and family he had a bright future ahead of him, but tragically it was all taken away with the sinking of the Hood. He was just 17 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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Plymouth Naval Memorial, Plymouth, Devonshire, 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)
Midshipman's Journal of Midshipman Philip Bucket (Royal Navy Library, Portsmouth)
Kay Allsop (biographical information, April 2006; photo, January 2010)
June Brook (information, February 2011)