-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
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:
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)

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.

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Southsea National Naval War Memorial

Panel 46, 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)
Paddy's niece, Jane Moss (photo & information, August 2004)