-H.M.S. Hood Crew Information-
H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour
Memorials to Men Lost in the sinking

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
Reginald Archer Welch

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Date of birth: 24th December 1911
Place of birth: Buckingham, Buckinghamshire, England
Parents: Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Welch
Wife: Emma Welch
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Petty Officer
Service Number: P/JX 130279
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

"Paddy", as he was known to families and friends, was born on 24th December 1911 in Buckingham, Buckinghamshire to Mr and Mrs Herbert Welch. He was the husband of Emma Welch, of Romford, Essex. He was 29 years old at the time of his loss.

Additional Photographs
None at this time.

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

Photos of the memorial

Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea, Hampshire, England

Photos of the memorial

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

Reginald's name is in Column 2 of Panel 46.

Detail of Reginald's name.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
Paddy's niece, Jane Moss (photo & information, August 2004)