-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
Percival Charles Herbert Acton

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Date of birth: 24th February 1917
Place of birth: Brighton, Sussex, England
Parents: Charles and Alice Acton
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: P/JX 172597
Joined Hood:
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)

Biographical Information:

Percival was born on 24th February 1917 to Charles and Alice Acton, of Brighton, Sussex. Percival's family were Salvationists in Brighton. The 1939 census shows Percival working as a wholesale butcher. He was known to be engaged to be married. He was 24 years old at the time of his loss.

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Southsea National Naval War Memorial

Panel 47, Column 1

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

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
Major Charles Swansbury, Salvation Army (photo & information, January 2008)
1939 Census (Ancestry)