-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
Roy Victor Petch

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Date of birth: 30th April 1921
Place of birth: Hastings, Sussex, England
Parents: Winifred Petch
Wife: Mary Petch
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: P/JX 149888
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

Roy was born on 30th April 1921 at Hardwicke Road, Hastings, Sussex to Winifred Petch (later Wren). He attended Halton school and later Crowhurst school.

He joined the Navy and first served in H.M.S. Warspite. He then served in H.M.S. Belfast and then in in Norway before joining Hood. He was the husband of Mary Petch, of Hastings. He was 20 years old at the time of his loss.

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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)

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

Detail of Roy'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)
Mary Mckeown (photo & information derived from the "Hastings & St. Leonards Observer " and "Sussex Agricultural Express", October 2014)