-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
Rupert Thomas Swanborough

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Date of birth: 24th May 1920
Place of birth: Reading, Berkshire, England
Parents: Thomas and Elizabeth Swanborough
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Cook (O)
Service Number: P/MX 57363
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

Rupert was born on 24th May 1920 to Thomas and Elizabeth Swanborough, of Reading, Berkshire. He is known to have had a sister named Joyce. He was 21 years old at the time of his loss.

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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

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
John Baker (photo, 2001)
Martin Taplin (information, Decembre 2012)