-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 James Patrick Stewart

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Date of birth: 17th November 1909
Place of birth: Fulham, London, England
Parents: Surgeon Rear-Admiral Robert Stewart, O.B.E., and of Mabel Stewart
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Chaplain
Joined Hood: 27th February 1941 (Chaplain)
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Chaplain)
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Biographical Information:

Patrick, as he was known to his family, was the son of Surgeon Rear-Admiral Robert Stewart, O.B.E., and of Mabel Stewart, of Bayswater, London. Education: M.A. (Cambridge). He received a B.A. from Trinity College, Cambridge in 1931 and a M.A. (again from Trinity) in 1935. Meanwhile he underwent training for the priesthood at Ridley Hall, Cambridge.

Patrick was ordained by the Bishop of Portsmouth in 1934 and went on to serve at St. Mary Portsea until 1936. At that time he joined the Royal Navy as a Chaplain. He went on to serve aboard H.M.S. Amphion from 1936 to 1938 and H.M.S. Badger from 1940 to 1941. He joined the crew of Hood in February 1941.

He was 31 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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Ridley Hall, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England

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Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea, Hampshire, England


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Sources
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
Navy List, April 1941
They Gave Their Lives Today (website)
Daphne Barton (photo, December 2002)