-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
Frederick Abbott

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Date of birth: 19th April 1922
Place of birth: Neath, Glamorgan, Wales
Parents: George and Gertrude Abbott
Service: Royal Marine Band
Rank: Musician
Service Number: PO/X 4821
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

Fred was born on 19 April 1922 in Neath, Glamorgan. He was the fifth of six children born to George and Gertrude Abbott of Canton, Cardiff. As a child, Fred attended Severn Road School in Cardiff. He played trumpet and horn and was a member of the Boys Brigade. He was also a chorister at St. Catherine's Anglican Church.

Though listed as a Marine, Fred actually served aboard Hood as a Royal Marine Band musician. Fred's action station at the time of Hood's sinking was the 15-inch Transmitting Station. He was 19 at the time of his loss.

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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)

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

Detail of Frederick'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 nephew, Mr Ken Troake (photo & information, September 2001)