-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
Andrew Kenneth Smith

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Date of birth: 25th March 1918
Place of birth: Wokingham, Berkshire, England
Parents: Mrs. C. Smith
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: P/SSX 28414
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

Kenny, as he was known to the family, was born on 25th March 1918 in Wokingham, Hampshire to Mrs. C. Smith. The family lived in Crowthorne. He was 23 years old at the time of his loss.

Additional Photos

Kenny relaxing

Kenny's last letter home believed to have been posted from Scotland when Hood was in for a refit January-March 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)

Andrew's name is in Column 2 of Panel 49.

Detail of Andrew'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)
Adrian Wooldridge, Kenny's cousin, May 2020.