-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
John Verdun Wilson

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Date of birth: 24th November 1916
Place of birth: Benwell, Northumberland, England
Parents: Jack and Jenny Wilson
Wife: M. Wilson
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Ordinary Seaman
Service Number: P/JX 234879
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

Verdun, as he was known, was born on 24th November 1916 in Benwell, Northumberland to Jack and Jenny Wilson. The Wilson family lived at 138 Buddle Road, Newcastle. The family was large and Verdun had several siblings to include William, Doris, Clare, Les, Ken and Evelyn.

Verdun was the husband of M. Wilson, of Mitcham, Surrey. He was 24 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

Photos of the memorial

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
HIs nephew, Robert Wilson (photo & information, February 2014)
Irene Gray (photo & information taken from 31st May 1941 "Newcastle Evening Chronicle," July 2017)