-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

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In Remembrance of
John Frederick Thurogood

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Date of birth: 23rd August 1918
Place of birth: Holloway, Essex, England
Parents: John and Emily Thurogood
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Cook (S)
Service Number: C/SR 8667
Joined Hood: 27th March 1940
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Cook (S))
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Biographical Information:

John was born on 23rd August 1918 in Islington to parents John and Emily Thurogood. The family later settled in Finsbury Park, London.

John trained at H.M.S. Royal Arthur from 4th October to 8th November 1939. He was subsequently posted to H.M.S. Pembroke from 9th November to 20th March 1940. Following a week at H.M.S. Victory, he was posted to H.M.S. Hood on 27th March 1940. He joined Hood as an Acting Cook but was promoted to Cook on 4th May 1940.

John was 22 years old at the time of his loss.




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Chatham Naval Memorial, Chatham, Kent, England


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


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Sources
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
John's nephew, Phillip Thurogood (photo, 2001)
Adrian Crotty (information, July 2004)