-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
Robert George Yates

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Date of birth: 1st March 1907
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Boatswain
Service Number: N/A
Joined Hood: 7th October 1939
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Boatswain)
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Biographical Information:

Robert was born on 1st March 1907 in Portsmouth, Hampshire. He entered the Navy as a rating and is known to have served aboard H.M.S. London. His service number at the time was J106232. He later became a Boatswain.

Robert was 34 year old at the time of his loss.

Additional Photos

A photo of Robert from early in his naval career


Southsea National Naval War Memorial

Panel 45, Column 3

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)
His son, Robert Yates (photos, November 2004)
The National Archives (ADM 188/859)