-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
Arnold Edward Taylor

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Date of birth: 8th October 1908
Place of birth: Kingston, Surrey, England
Parents: Edward and Alice Taylor
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Ordinary Seaman
Service Number: P/JX 234946
Joined Hood:
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)







Biographical Information:

Arnold was born on 8th October 1908 in Kingston, Surrey to Edward and Alice (known as May) Taylor. Arnold was one of six children (3 boys and 3 girls). The family later lived in Westerham, Kent.

Arnold was a fruit farmer at Little Frith Farm, Doddington, Kent in the 1930s. He was hospitalised (possibly for the measles) just prior to Hood's final mission. He was 32 years old at the time of his loss.




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Memorials

Southsea National Naval War Memorial

Panel 51, Column 2






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)
Mary Dobree (information, July 2018)