-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
Francis Raynor

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Date of birth: 12th July 1922
Place of birth: Fleetwood, Lancashire, England
Parents: Mrs. M. Raynor
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Signalman
Service Number: P/JX 155472
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

Francis was born on 12th July 1922 in Fleetwood, Lancashire to Mrs. M. Raynor. The family lived in Blackburn. He was 18 years old at the time of his loss.

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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)

Francis's name is in Column 1 of Panel 52.

Detail of Francis'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)
Andy Moreland (photo, August 2009)