-H.M.S. Hood Crew Information-
H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour
Memorials to Men Lost in the Sinking of Hood, 24th May 1941

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
Andre Blondel

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Date of birth: 28th April 1919
Place of birth: Picquigny, Somme, France
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Electrical Artificer 4th Class
Service Number: P/MX72194
Joined Hood:
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)








Biographical Information:

Flag of FranceAndré was a Frenchman who served in the Royal Navy under the alias of "John Aston." He was born on 28th April 1919, Picquigny, Somme, France. According to some French sources, his name might actually have been Jean Marie Blondot. He was 22 years old at the time of his loss.




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Memorials

Southsea National Naval War Memorial

Panel 52, Column 1






Hood Chapel, Church of St. John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire









Sources
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
"Caspack" Paper N. 3927, dated 1942, "French Ratings Lost in H.M.S. Hood and HMS Branlebas"
Royal Navy correspondence (birthdate and home of record, May 2007)
Don Kindell