-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
Anthony Charles Rumney Robins

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Date of birth: 3rd June 1917
Place of birth: Hastings, Sussex, England
Parents: William and Bertha Robins
Wife: Matilda Robins
Service: Royal Naval Reserve
Rank: Sub-Lieutenant
Joined Hood: 14th April 1941
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Sub-Lieutenant, R.N.R.)
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Biographical Information:

Anthony was born in 1917, the only son of William and Bertha Robins of Sussex. He and his wife Matilda were married in September 1939. They had their daughter Nora the following year.

Following his graduation from H.M.S. Worcester, Anthony entered the R.N.R. as an Acting Sub-Lieutenant in May 1939. He was actually mobilised on 13th September 1939. He was assigned to the following ships or establishments: H.M.T. Kingston Peridot from 13th September 1939 to 18th January 1941. During this time (January 1940), he was promoted to Sub-Lieutenant H.M.T. Visenda from 19th January to 6th April 1941 H.M.S. Victory from 7th April to 13th April 1941 and H.M.S. Hood from 14th April until her loss. He was posthumously awarded the D.S.O. for as "successful attack on an enemy submarine".

Anthony was 23 years old at the time of his loss.




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


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Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea, Hampshire, England


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Sources
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
Anthony's daughter, Nora Robins (photo & information, January 2003)