-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
James Frank Swain

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Date of birth: 4th December 1919
Place of birth: Monmouth, Monmouthshire, Wales
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Leading Writer
Service Number: P/MX 57190
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

"Jim" as he was known, was on 4th December 1919 in Monmouth, Monmouthshire, Wales. He was the only child of Richard and Mary Swain. He was the husband of Elizabeth Swain. They were married in early 1941. Jim was 21 years old at the time of his loss.

Additional Photos

Photo of James, courtesy of Laurence Pepper

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)

James's name is in Column 2 of Panel 57.

Detail of James'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)
Jim's second cousin, KR Gomm (information & photo, March 2003)
Laurence Pepper (photo, January 2004)