-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
Frederick Charles Roberts

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Date of birth: 20th June 1903
Place of birth: Fulham, London, England
Parents: Alfred and Mary Roberts
Wife: Ruby Roberts
Previous occupation: Sawmill Labourer
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Leading Seaman
Service Number: P/J 95177
Joined Hood: 2nd June 1939 (Leading Seaman)
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Leading Seaman)
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Biographical Information:

Frederick was born on 20th June 1903 in Fulham, London to parents Alfred and Mary Roberts. He was the husband of Ruby Roberts. He and Ruby had two children, Daphne and Fred. He was 37 years old at the time of his loss.

History of ships served in and rate held:

Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
9th May 191922nd May 1919ImpregnableBoy 2nd ClassADM188/837
23rd May 191930th November 1919PowerfulBoy 2nd ClassADM188/837
1st December 191924th January 1920ImpregnableBoy 2nd ClassADM188/837
25th January 192025th March 1920ImpregnableBoy 1st ClassADM188/837
26th March 192012th January 1921CalliopeBoy 1st ClassADM188/837
13th January 19214th March 1921Victory IBoy 1st ClassADM188/837
5th March 192119th June 1921CordeliaBoy 1st ClassADM188/837
20th June 19216th December 1921CordeliaOrdinary SeamanADM188/837
7th December 192116th February 1922Victory IOrdinary SeamanADM188/837
17th February 19221st October 1922Victory IAble SeamanADM188/837
2nd October 192228th August 1923DiomedeAble SeamanADM188/837
29th August 192324th October 1923Diomede (Moth)Able SeamanADM188/837
25th October 192314th October 1925DiomedeAble SeamanADM188/837
15th October 19253rd September 1926Victory IAble SeamanADM188/837
4th September 19266th August 1927VernonAble SeamanADM188/837
7th August 19274th May 1928Tamar II (Wishart)Able SeamanADM188/837
5th May 192830th September 1929Tamar II (Bruce)Able SeamanADM188/837
1st October 192925th November 1929ConcordAble SeamanADM363/377
26th November 192925th July 1930Victory I - IIIAble SeamanADM363/377
26th July 19304th September 1930St. VincentAble SeamanADM363/377
5th September 193031st August 1932NelsonAble SeamanADM363/377
1st September 19324th September 1932St. VincentAble SeamanADM363/377
5th September 19328th February 1933VernonAble SeamanADM363/377
9th February 193328th April 1933VernonActing Leading SeamanADM363/377
29th April 193331st July 1933Vernon (Vanoc)Acting Leading SeamanADM363/377
1st August 19338th February 1934CoventryActing Leading SeamanADM363/377
9th February 193431st July 1935CoventryLeading SeamanADM363/377
1st August 193531st December 1935DolphinLeading SeamanADM363/377
1st January 19368th January 1936Victory ILeading SeamanADM363/377
9th January 19363rd January 1939RepulseLeading SeamanADM363/377
4th January 193927th January 1939VernonLeading SeamanADM363/377
28th January 19391st June 1939Effingham (Wild Swan)Leading SeamanADM363/377
2nd June 193924th May 1941HoodLeading SeamanADM363/377

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)

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

Detail of Frederick'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)
The National Archives (ADM 188/837)
His daughter, Daphne Carter (photo & information, March 2008)