-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
Philip James Buckett

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Date of birth: 1921
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Midshipman
Joined Hood: 10th April 1940 (Midshipman)
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Midshipman R.N.V.R.)
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Biographical Information:

Philip Buckett, like Eric Marsh (q.v.), was a pupil of Taunton's School, Southampton, and is commemorated by the school (see below).

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.

Additional Photos

Philip Buckett commemorated in the Old Tauntonians Book of Remembrance.

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)

Philip's name is in Column 3 of Panel 60.

Detail of Philip'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)
ADM 101/565
Philip's friend, Stella Baker (photo, 2001)
Memorial page from Old Tauntonians' Association website February 2021.