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Memorials to Men Lost in the sinking

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
Previous occupation: Boiler Smith
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Petty Officer Cook
Service Number: P/MX 46625
Joined Hood: 25th May 1937 (Petty Officer Cook)
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Petty Officer Cook)
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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.

History of ships served in and rate held:

Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
23rd August 192722nd April 1928Victory IIAssistant CookADM362/57
23rd April 192827th August 1928Victory IICookADM362/57
28th August 19286th May 1929ExcellentCookADM362/57
7th May 192922nd January 1931Emperor of IndiaCookADM363/610
23rd January 19319th March 1931Victory II - IVCookADM363/610
10th March 193113th June 1932St. VincentCookADM363/610
14th June 193217th October 1932St. VincentLeading CookADM363/610
18th October 193223rd August 1935Royal SovereignLeading CookADM363/610
24th August 193529th August 1935Victory IILeading CookADM363/610
30th August 193516th February 1936EffinghamLeading CookADM363/610
17th February 193618th September 1936Victory IILeading CookADM363/610
19th September 193630th November 1936FlindersLeading CookADM363/610
1st December 19366th December 1936FlindersPetty Officer CookADM363/610
7th December 193628th February 1937Victory II (Flinders)Petty Officer CookADM363/610
1st March 193724th May 1937Victory IIPetty Officer CookADM363/610
25th May 193724th May 1941HoodPetty Officer CookADM363/610

Additional Photographs
None at this time.

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 3 of Panel 57.

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