-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
John Benjamin Edgar Burckitt

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Date of birth: 24th June 1909
Place of birth: Foleshill, Warwickshire, England
Parents: David and Annie Burckitt
Wife: Edith Burckitt
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Petty Officer Cook
Service Number: P/MX 46625
Joined Hood:
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)

Biographical Information:

Jack, as he was known, was born on 24th June 1909 in Foleshill, Warwickshire, the eldest son of David and Annie Burckitt. He had a younger sister and brother, Jessie-May and Henry James.

Jack was married to Edith Burckitt and together they had a daughter, Barbara, and a son, John (deceased). Jack has 4 grandchildren and 7 great-grandhildren.

Jack was 31 years old at the time of his loss.

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Southsea National Naval War Memorial

Panel 57, 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)
His grandson, Simon Wootten (photo & information, August 2008)