-H.M.S. Hood Crew Information-
H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour
Memorials to Men Lost in the sinking

We will remember them
Chainbar divider

In Remembrance of
Robert Gordon Abrams

Photo of
Date of birth: 25th August 1914
Place of birth: Middlesborough, Yorkshire, England
Parents: Ernest and Susan Abrams
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Cook
Service Number: P/MX 64885
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
Click here to print memorial poster

Biographical Information:

Robbie, as he was known, was born on 25th August 1914 to Ernest and Susan Abrams of Middlesbrough, Yorkshire. His father is believed to have been a salvage diver and later a foyboatman. Robbie was the eldest of four children born between 1914 and 1920: Robert Gordon, Mary Ellen, William Thomas and Ernest junior.

Robbie is known to have worked as a painter and decorator. He was also known to have been a great piano player. The 1939 census show the entire family - both parents, Robbie and his three siblings - living in Victoria Road, Middlesborough. He is known to have volunteered for Royal Navy service in early 1940. He was 26 years old at the time of his loss.

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 3 of Panel 57.

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)
Keith Beadle (information, April 2006)
Paul Abrams (photo & information, November 2007)