-H.M.S. Hood Crew Information-
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Memorials to Men Lost in the sinking

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
Colin Abbott Bonner

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Date of birth: 27th July 1919
Place of birth: Norbury, London, England
Parents: Stanley and Marie Bonner
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: P/JX 181870
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

Colin was born on 27th July 1919 in Norbury, London to Stanley and Marie Bonner. He was educated at Lancing College, Sussex from 1933 to 1938. He then went to St John's College Cambridge before joining the Navy in 1940. He was 21 years old at the time of his loss.

Additional Photos

Colin aboard Hood

With a mate - again on board Hood

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)

Colin's name is in Column 1 of Panel 47.

Detail of Colin'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)
His nephew, Colin Bonner (photos & information, December 2005)
John Hamblin (information, March 2010)