-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
Horace Ernest Phillips

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Date of birth: 12th November 1909
Place of birth: Birmingham, Warwickshire, England
Parents: Ernest and Florence Phillips
Previous occupation: Brake Fitter
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Leading Seaman
Service Number: P/J 115033
Joined Hood: 14th May 1941 (Able Seaman)
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Able Seaman)
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Biographical Information:

Horace was born on 12th November 1909 in Birmingham, Warwickshire to Ernest and Florence Phillips. He was serving as an Acting Leading Seaman and was 31 years old at the time of his loss.

History of ships served in and rate held:

Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
6th September 192524th April 1926GangesBoy 2nd ClassADM362/10
25th April 192625th June 1926GangesBoy 1st ClassADM362/10
26th June 192613th January 1927Iron DukeBoy 1st ClassADM362/10
14th January 192711th November 1927CoventryBoy 1st ClassADM362/10
12th November 192711th September 1928CoventryOrdinary SeamanADM362/10
12th September 192826th October 1928Victory IOrdinary SeamanADM362/10
27th October 192811th February 1929TigerOrdinary SeamanADM362/10
12th February 192916th May 1929TigerAble SeamanADM363/116
17th May 19296th June 1929Victory I - IIAble SeamanADM363/116
7th June 19299th October 1929ExcellentAble SeamanADM363/116
10th October 19298th November 1929CurlewAble SeamanADM363/116
9th November 192929th May 1930Victory I - IIIAble SeamanADM363/116
30th May 193025th August 1930ExcellentAble SeamanADM363/116
26th August 193011th February 1931Victory I - IIIAble SeamanADM363/116
12th February 193118th December 1933CornwallAble SeamanADM363/116
19th December 193329th April 1935ExcellentAble SeamanADM363/116
30th April 193524th August 1935Victory II (Exmouth)Able SeamanADM363/116
25th August 193525th October 1935NelsonAble SeamanADM363/116
26th October 19351st December 1935Victory IAble SeamanADM363/116
2nd December 19351st April 1936Victory II (Windsor)Able SeamanADM363/116
2nd April 193630th April 1936Victory II (Glowworm)Able SeamanADM363/116
1st May 193631st March 1938St. Angelo II (Glowworm)Able SeamanADM363/116
1st April 193815th May 1938St. Angelo (Glowworm)Able SeamanADM363/116
16th May 193824th July 1938Victory II (Glowworm)Able SeamanADM363/116
25th July 193814th October 1938Victory IAble SeamanADM363/116
15th October 193813th November 1938Vernon (Wessex)Able SeamanADM363/116
14th November 193820th July 1939Ark RoyalAble SeamanADM363/116
21st July 19398th March 1940Ark RoyalActing Leading SeamanADM363/116
9th March 194011th May 1940ExcellentActing Leading SeamanADM363/116
12th May 194030th June 1940Drake IV (Whitshed)Acting Leading SeamanADM363/116
1st July 194012th September 1940Victory III (Whitshed)Acting Leading SeamanADM363/116
13th September 194027th September 1940Victory IActing Leading SeamanADM363/116
28th September 194029th November 1940Victory III (Bevenley)Acting Leading SeamanADM363/116
30th November 194011th December 1940Victory IActing Leading SeamanADM363/116
12th December 194027th March 1941Pembroke IV 9([illegible])Acting Leading SeamanADM363/116
28th March 194128th March 1941Pembroke IV 9([illegible])Able SeamanADM363/116
29th March 194113th May 1941Victory IAble SeamanADM363/116
14th May 194124th May 1941HoodAble SeamanADM363/116

Additional Photographs
None at this time.

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)

Horace's name is in Column 3 of Panel 46.

Detail of Horace'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)
His nephew, Roland Maturi (photo, October 2012)