-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
Ronald Bower

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Date of birth: 20th May 1917
Place of birth: Marlpool, Derbyshire, England
Parents: Thomas and Annie Bower
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Stoker 1st Class
Service Number: P/KX 104052
Joined Hood:
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)







Biographical Information:

Ronald was born on 20th May 1917 to parents Thomas and Annie Bower, of 4 Prospect Road, Marlpool, Derbyshire. Ron decided join the Royal Navy despite being a miner - a reserved occupation. He was serving as a Stoker 1st Class and was 24 years old at the time of his loss.




Additional Photographs
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Memorials

Southsea National Naval War Memorial

Panel 54, Column 3






Hood Chapel, Church of St. John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire









Sources
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
Russell Saxton (photograph, May 2020)