-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
John Patrick Collings

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Date of birth: 1921
Place of birth: Barnstaple, Devon, England
Parents: Arthur and Gertrude Collings
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Midshipman (S)
Joined Hood: 1st January 1940
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Paymaster Midshipman)
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Biographical Information:

Pat as he was known, was the son of Arthur and Gertrude Collings, of Barnstaple, Devon. He served as a Paymaster Midshipman aboard Hood. He was 20 years old at the time of his loss.

Additional Photos

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)

John's name is in Column 3 of Panel 45.

Detail of John'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)
Nicola Williams, March 2019 (photos & information, March 2019)