-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
Robert Murray Sayers

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Date of birth: 10th November 1922
Place of birth: Cockpen, Midlothian, Scotland
Parents: John and Ellen Sayers
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Ordinary Seaman
Service Number: P/JX 162386
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

Robert was born on 10th November 1922 in Cockpen, Midlothian, Scotland to John and Ellen Sayers. The family later lived in Stobhill. Some family members believe him to have been a year and a half younger than officially listed (awaiting proof/verification). He was 18 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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The part of the memorial in which the Hood casualty names can be found.
(Panels 45 to 61)





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





Detail of Robert's name.






Sources
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
Robert's nephew, George Sayers (photo, December 2004)
Peter Sayers (information, October 2014)