-H.M.S. Hood Crew Information-
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
Robert Knox Brown

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Date of birth: 26th March 1908
Place of birth: Sunderland, County Durham, England
Previous occupation: General Labourer
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Stoker Petty Officer
Service Number: P/KX 78189
Joined Hood: Unknown (Stoker 1st Class)
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Acting Stoker Petty Officer (Temporary))
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Biographical Information:

Robert was born on 26th March 1908 in Sunderland, County Durham. He was serving as a Temporary Stoker Petty Officer (Acting) and was 33 years old at the time of his loss.

History of ships served in and rate held:

Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
2nd June 192711th November 1927Victory IIStoker 2nd ClassADM362/53
12th November 192720th April 1928CoventryStoker 2nd ClassADM362/53
21st April 192827th August 1928CoventryStoker 1st ClassADM362/53
28th August 192813th January 1930CairoStoker 1st ClassADM363/583
14th January 19302nd May 1933CourageousStoker 1st ClassADM363/583
3rd May 193318th September 1934Victory IIStoker 1st ClassADM363/583
19th September 19345th March 1937ResourceStoker 1st ClassADM363/583
6th March 193723rd March 1938Victory IIStoker 1st ClassADM363/583
24th March 193829th July 1938Drake IIStoker 1st ClassADM363/583
30th July 19386th January 1939ArgusStoker 1st ClassADM363/583
7th January 19391st June 1939Victory IIStoker 1st ClassADM363/583
2nd June 193931st August 1939HoodStoker 1st ClassADM363/583
1st September 193931st August 1940HoodActing Leading StokerADM363/583
1st September 19406th April 1941HoodLeading StokerADM363/583
7th April 194124th May 1941HoodActing Stoker Petty Officer (Temporary)ADM363/583

Additional Photographs
None at this time.

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

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

Robert's name is in Column 1 of Panel 54.

Detail of Robert'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)
Mr Andrew Brown (photo, 2000)