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In Remembrance of
John George Plunket Brownrigg

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Date of birth: 26th November 1903
Place of birth: Lechlade, Gloucestershire, England
Parents: Robert and Mary Brownrigg
Wife: Rhona Brownrigg
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Lieutenant-Commander
Joined Hood: 6th September 1938
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Lieutenant-Commander)
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Biographical Information:

Jack, as he was known, was the husband of Rhona Brownrigg, of Helensburgh, Dunbartonshire. He was the father of Terence Brownrigg. He was the son of Reverend Robert Brownrigg and his wife Mary. Reverned Brownrigg was the Vicar of Lechlade during World War One.

Jack entered the Royal Navy after the First World War. He attended Osborn and then Darmouth. He was promoted to Lieutenant in December 1926. From December 1927 to August 1929, he served aboard the destroyer H.M.S. Walker. He later served as First Lieutenant aboard the river service steamer H.M.S. Moorhen. He served in this capacity from February 1930 to February 1931.

Jack served as First Lieutenant aboard the destroyer H.M.S. Westminster from September 1932 to January 1934. He was promoted to Lieutenant-Commander in December 1934 and assigned to the destroyer H.M.S. Forester the following April. he served as Forester's Executive Officer until July 1935.

From September 1936 to May 1938, he served aboard H.M.A.S Cerberus (Flinders Naval Depot, Victoria, Australia). In September of the following year, he returned to the UK and was assigned to the battle cruiser H.M.S. Hood. He was killed in action aboard Hood on the morning of 24th May 1941. He was was 37 years old at the time of his loss.

Additional Photos

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)

John's name is in Column 1 of Panel 45.

Detail of John'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)
Navy Lists (courtesy of J.N. Houterman)
Paul Cobb (information, November 2018)
Eric Briggs (information from a photo of a letter dated 1938)
His son, Terence Brownrigg (photos & information, November 2007 & February 2011)