-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
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:
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)







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" Transmitting Station. He was 19 at the time of his loss.

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Additional Photographs
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Memorials

Southsea National Naval War Memorial

Panel 58, Column 3






Hood Chapel, Church of St. John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire









Sources
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)