-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
Joseph Rannou

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Date of birth: 12th December 1920
Place of birth: Penvenan, Cotes du Nord, France
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: P/JX 207068
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

Joseph was a Frenchman who served in the Royal Navy under the alias of "Joseph Hastings." He was born on 12th December 1920 in Penvenan, CĂ´tes Du Norde, France. 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

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The part of the memorial in which the Hood casualty names can be found.
(Panels 45 to 61)

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

Detail of Joseph'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)
N. 3927 1942, "French Ratings Lost in H.M.S. Hood and HMS Branlebas"