-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
Francis Byrne

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Date of birth: 24th July 1923
Place of birth: Forest Gate, Essex, England
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Boy 1st Class
Service Number: P/JX 164289
Joined Hood:
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)

Biographical Information:

Francis was born on 24th July 1923 in Forest Gate, Essex to John and Mabel Byrne. He had a brother, Stanley, and three sisters, Eileen, Mabel and Gladys. The family lived in Leyton, East London. He was 17 years old at the time of his loss.

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Southsea National Naval War Memorial

Panel 51, 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)
Carla Byrne (photo, July 2010 & information, Feb 2016)
Michael Byrne (information, April 2013)