-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
Percy Alfred Young

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Date of birth: 26th January 1924
Place of birth: Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada
Parents: William and Thurza Edith Young
Service: Royal Marines
Rank: Boy Bugler
Service Number: PO/X 3413
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

Percy was born on 26th January 1924 in Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada. He was the fifth of six children born to William and Thurza Edith Young. Prior to Percy's birth, in 1920, his parents and three older sisters had emigrated from England to Canada. In 1926 Percy's father, William, passed away. His mother was unable to care for the children and consequently the children were returned to England where they were split up to be raised by relatives.

Percy and his sister Kathy were raised by their Aunt Clara and Uncle Alf Bailey in the seaside town of Bognor Regis. Percy joined the Marines after the start of the war, and was posted to Hood as a Boy Bugler. He was 17 years old when he was lost in the sinking of Hood. After the war all his siblings (Lily, Jean, Kathy, William, and Marion) eventually ended up returning to Canada with all living in Medicine Hat for periods of time.




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


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Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea, Hampshire, England


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Sources
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, Denis Hoffman (information & photo, March 2014)