-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
Roy Reginald Upton

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Date of birth: 7th March 1923
Place of birth: Fareham, Hampshire, England
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Ordinary Telegraphist
Service Number: P/JX 161938
Joined Hood:
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)








Biographical Information:

Roy was born on 7th March 1923 in Fareham, Hampshire to Mr and Mrs Herbert Upton. The family lived at 45 Derlyn Road.

Roy joined the Navy in March 1939. He was trained at H.M.S. St. Vincent and later served at the Isle of Man and Portsmouth Naval Barracks. Hood is believed to have been his only ship. He was 18 years old at the time of his loss.




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Memorials

Southsea National Naval War Memorial

Panel 53, Column 1






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 Mckeown (photo & information derived from the "Hampshire Telegraph & Post", 27 June 1941)