-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
Robert Baden Powell Sidley

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Date of birth: 10th May 1900
Place of birth: Upton-on-Severn, Worcestershire, England
Parents: John and Elizabeth Sidley
Wife: Laura Sidley
Previous occupation: Groom
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Stoker Petty Officer
Service Number: P/K 51607
Joined Hood: 18th March 1939 (Leading Stoker)
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Stoker Petty Officer)
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Biographical Information:

Robert was born on 10th May 1900 in Upton-on-Severn, Worcestershire to John and Elizabeth Sidley. He was the husband of Laura Sidley, of Fareham, Hampshire. He was 41 years old at the time of his loss.

History of ships served in and rate held:

Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
14th May 191819th August 1918Victory IIStoker 2nd ClassADM188/967
20th August 191816th March 1919Greenwich (Relentless)Stoker 2nd ClassADM188/967
17th March 191918th March 1919Greenwich (Relentless)Acting Stoker 1st ClassADM188/967
19th March 191927th April 1919Victory X (Relentless)Acting Stoker 1st ClassADM188/967
28th April 19199th May 1919Dido (Relentless)Acting Stoker 1st ClassADM188/967
10th May 191917th January 1921Dido (Relentless)Stoker 1st ClassADM188/967
18th January 192119th July 1921Victory IIStoker 1st ClassADM188/967
20th July 192128th February 1922Colleen (Tilbury)Stoker 1st ClassADM188/967
1st March 192210th August 1922Dido (Tilbury)Stoker 1st ClassADM188/967
11th August 192231st October 1922Victory IIStoker 1st ClassADM188/967
1st November 192217th January 1923Vernon (Sable)Stoker 1st ClassADM188/967
18th January 192313th June 1923Victory IIStoker 1st ClassADM188/967
14th June 192316th March 1924FisgardStoker 1st ClassADM188/967
17th March 192431st December 1926AgamemnonStoker 1st ClassADM188/967
1st January 192721st April 1927Victory IIStoker 1st ClassADM188/967
22nd April 192718th April 1929Vernon (Vernon)Stoker 1st ClassADM188/967
19th April 19296th June 1929Vivid II - IV (Iron Duke)Stoker 1st ClassADM363/44
7th June 192910th November 1931Iron DukeStoker 1st ClassADM363/44
11th November 193118th December 1932Victory IIStoker 1st ClassADM363/44
19th December 193216th January 1933Victory II (Voyager)Stoker 1st ClassADM363/44
17th January 19336th September 1933Effingham (Voyager)Stoker 1st ClassADM363/44
7th September 193326th October 1934ResolutionStoker 1st ClassADM363/44
27th October 19341st January 1935Victory IIStoker 1st ClassADM363/44
2nd January 19351st March 1935EffinghamStoker 1st ClassADM363/44
2nd March 193517th April 1935Victory IIStoker 1st ClassADM363/44
18th April 193514th November 1935Victory IIActing Leading StokerADM363/44
15th November 193517th April 1936PenzanceActing Leading StokerADM363/44
18th April 193616th May 1938PenzanceLeading StokerADM363/44
17th May 193830th September 1938Victory IILeading StokerADM363/44
1st October 193828th October 1938Victory II (Saladin)Leading StokerADM363/44
29th October 193817th March 1939Victory IILeading StokerADM363/44
18th March 193931st March 1940HoodLeading StokerADM363/44
1st April 194028th February 1941HoodActing Stoker Petty OfficerADM363/44
1st March 194124th May 1941HoodStoker Petty OfficerADM363/44

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)

Robert's name is in Column 1 of Panel 54.

Detail of Robert's name.

Upton-on-Severn Memorial Hall, Upton-upon-Severn, Worcestershire, England

Photos of the memorial

Upton-on-Severn Parish Church, Upton-upon-Severn, Worcestershire, England

Photos of the memorial

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
Jackie Surtees, http://www.upton.uk.net/ (photos & information, Oct 2010)