-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 Edwin Chappell

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Date of birth: 21st October 1902
Place of birth: Chichester, Sussex, England
Parents: Arthur and Florence Chappell
Wife: Frances Chappell
Previous occupation: Porter
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: P/J 91326
Joined Hood: 8th September 1936 (Able Seaman)
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Able Seaman)
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Biographical Information:

Robert was born on 21st October 1902 in Chichester, Sussex to Arthur and Florence Chappell. He was the husband of Frances Chappell. He was 38 years old at the time of his loss.

History of ships served in and ratings held:

Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
31st August 19184th April 1919ImpregnableBoy 2nd ClassADM188/829
5th April 191925th June 1919ImpregnableBoy 1st ClassADM188/829
26th June 19195th July 1919Victory IBoy 1st ClassADM188/829
6th July 191920th October 1920MalayaBoy 1st ClassADM188/829
21st October 192011th April 1922MalayaOrdinary SeamanADM188/829
12th April 19228th June 1923MalayaAble SeamanADM188/829
9th June 192312th October 1923ExcellentAble SeamanADM188/829
13th October 192331st December 1923Dido (Trojan)Able SeamanADM188/829
1st January 192431st March 1924Did (Tilbury)Able SeamanADM188/829
1st April 192430th June 1924Dido (Trusty)Able SeamanADM188/829
1st July 192423rd August 1924Dido (Saladin)Able SeamanADM188/829
24th August 19247th April 1925Columbine (Douglas)Able SeamanADM188/829
8th April 192515th January 1926Victory IAble SeamanADM188/829
16th January 19261st September 1926ExcellentAble SeamanADM188/829
2nd September 192613th May 1929RenownAble SeamanADM188/829
14th May 192931st May 1929ExcellentAble SeamanADM363/260
1st June 19296th October 1929ChampionAble SeamanADM363/260
7th October 19297th October 1929Victory I - IIIAble SeamanADM363/260
8th October 192917th June 1931LondonAble SeamanADM363/260
18th June 19312nd September 1931ExcellentAble SeamanADM363/260
3rd September 19317th November 1933WarspiteAble SeamanADM363/260
8th November 193320th November 1933ExcellentAble SeamanADM363/260
21st November 193325th July 1934DolphinAble SeamanADM363/260
26th July 19347th September 1936RevengeAble SeamanADM363/260
8th September 193624th May 1941HoodAble SeamanADM363/260

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)

Robert's name is in Column 2 of Panel 47.

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)