-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
Jack Charles Reginald Silk

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Date of birth: 15th May 1921
Place of birth: Ealing, Middlesex, England
Parents: Frederick and Elizabeth Silk
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Stoker 2nd Class
Service Number: P/KX 116941
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

Jack was born on 15th May 1921 to Frederick and Elizabeth Silk, of South Ealing, Middlesex. Hood was his only posting. He was 20 years old at the time of his loss.

Additional Photos

Jack (left) and mates on Hood's Shelter Deck, 1940-1941

Jack (right) and a ship mate posing at the base of the structure between the funnels, 1940-1941

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)

Jack's name is in Column 2 of Panel 56.

Detail of Jack'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)
Mrs Doreen Miller (photos & information, February 2004)