-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
Arthur Wearn

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Date of birth: 7th April 1918
Place of birth: Portsmouth, Hampshire, England
Parents: Lilian Wearn
Service: Royal Marines
Rank: Marine
Service Number: PO/X 1941
Joined Hood:
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)

Biographical Information:

Arthur was born 2nd April 1918 in Portsmouth, Hampshire to Lilian Matilda Laxen (formerly Wearn). He was the stepson of Edwin Laxen, retired Chief Petty Officer. He was married (for just a few weeks) to Hilda May Wearn nee Kewell of Fratton, Portsmouth. He was 23 years old at the time of his loss.

Additional Photos


Southsea National Naval War Memorial

Panel 59, Column 2

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

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
Raymond Hill (photo, April 2009)
The Wearn family (photo & information, July 2009)