-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 Taggart

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Date of birth: 2nd July 1917
Place of birth: Uphall, West Lothian, Scotland
Parents: Robert and Margaret Taggart
Wife: Catherine Taggart
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Assistant Cook (O)
Service Number: P/MX 70321
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

Robert was born on 2nd July 1917 in Uphall, West Lothian, Scotland to Robert and Margaret Taggart. He had seven sisters, Rita, Sal, Nell, Jean, Ette, Bess and Effe. He was the husband of Catherine Taggart, of Hounsdown, Hampshire.

Bob was a baker and confectioner (he made wedding cakes) from Pumpherston in West Lothian. He was a keen footballer. He and Catherine had been married for seven months when he died.

Bob was 23 years old at the time of his loss.





Additional Photos



Remembering Robert as part of the 80th Anniversary Shine a Light initiative.






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

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Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea, Hampshire, England

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The part of the memorial in which the Hood casualty names can be found.
(Panels 45 to 61)





Robert's name is in Column 1 of Panel 58.





Detail of Robert's name.






Sources
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
Chris Turnbull (photo, 2001)
James Cairns (information, November 2016)
Karen Walnick (photo and information) May 2021