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H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour
Memorials to Men Lost in the sinking

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In Remembrance of
Herbert Thomas John Buck

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Date of birth: 17th January 1915
Place of birth: Portsmouth, Hampshire, England
Parents: Samuel Buck, and of Beatrice Buck
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Stoker Petty Officer
Service Number: P/KX 85480
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

Herbert was born on 17th January 1915 to parents Samuel Buck, and of Beatrice Buck, of Portsmouth, Hampshire. His brother, Arthur Ernest James Buck was also lost in the sinking of Hood. Herbert was serving as an Acting Stoker Petty Officer (Temporary). He was 26 years old at the time of his loss. We have no additional information.

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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

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

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

Detail of Herbert'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)
His sister, Mrs B Griffin (photo & information, February 2001)
Family friend, Mrs Hannah Snook (photo & information, June 2001)