-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
Robert John William Carter

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Date of birth: 13th July 1922
Place of birth: Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England
Service: Royal Marines
Rank: Marine
Service Number: PO/X 4247
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information: Bob, as he was known to his family and friends, was born on 13th July 1922 in Gloucester, Gloucestershire. He enlisted in the Marines in July 1939. He served as part of a 4-inch gun crew aboard Hood. He was 18 years old at the time of his loss.

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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)

Robert's name is in Column 3 of Panel 58.

Detail of Robert'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)
Bob's brother, Mr A.D. Carter (photo, June 2001)