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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
Philip Joseph Wells

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Date of birth: 1st October 1914
Place of birth: Alverstoke, Hampshire, England
Parents: William and Maud Wells
Service: Royal Marines
Rank: Corporal
Service Number: PO/X 1645
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

Philip was born on 1st October 1914 in Alverstoke, Hampshire to William and Maud Wells. The family later lived in Boythorpe, Derbyshire. Philip worked at Ryland Works, Chesterfiled before joining the Marines in 1933 or 1934.

Philip was known to be a keen sportsman who participated in rowing regattas, football, cricket and fencing. He was 26 years old at the time of his loss.

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

Photos of the memorial

Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea, Hampshire, England

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

Philip's name is in Column 3 of Panel 58.

Detail of Philip'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)
Mary Mckeown (photo & information derived from the "Derbyshire Times & Chesterfield Herald", October 2014)