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We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
Peter Rootham

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Date of birth: 20th July 1923
Place of birth: Kettering, Northamptonshire, England
Parents: Phyllis Rootham
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Ordinary Seaman
Service Number: P/JX 162033
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

Peter was born on 20th July 1923 to Phyllis Rootham, of Kettering, Northamptonshire. He was educated at the Kettering Central School and was known to excel in football and swimming. He joined the Navy in March 1938.

He was 17 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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Kettering War Memorial, Kettering, Northamptonshire, England

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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)

Peter's name is in Column 1 of Panel 51.

Detail of Peter'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)
Peter's brother, John Rootham (photo, 2001)
John Stanyard (information & photos from The Kettering Leader, September 2011)