-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
Philip James Buckett

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Date of birth:
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Midshipman
Service Number: N/A
Joined Hood: 15th April 1940 (Midshipman)
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (lost with ship) (Midshipman)

Biographical Information:

Philip joined Hood on 15th April 1940 and served in her right up to her loss except for two weeks in February 1941 (part of the period of her refit at Rosyth) during which he was briefly attached to H.M.S. Repulse. His Midshipman's Journal is in the care of the National Museum of the Royal Navy and gives a valuable insight into his life in Hood for the 13 months he spent in her. He was 19 years old at the time of his loss.

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Southsea National Naval War Memorial

Panel 60, 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)
ADM 101/565
Philip's friend, Stella Baker (photo, 2001)