-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
John Patrick Collings

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Date of birth:
Place of birth: Barnstaple, Devon, England
Parents: Arthur and Gertrude Collings
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Midshipman (S)
Service Number: N/A
Joined Hood:
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)

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


Southsea National Naval War Memorial

Panel 45, Column 3

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)
Nicola Williams, March 2019 (photos & information, March 2019)