-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
Reginald James Collins

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Date of birth: 28th January 1905
Place of birth: Weymouth, Dorset, England
Parents: James and Jessie Collins
Wife: Winifred Collins
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: P/J 98866
Joined Hood:
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)






Biographical Information:

Reginald was born on 28th January 1905 in Weymouth, Dorsetshire to James and Jessie Collins. He attended The Royal Hospital School, Holbrook from October 1916 to September 1920. He entered the Navy and was trained at H.M.S. Ganges. He was the husband of Winifred Collins, of Southsea, Hampshire. He was 36 years old at the time of his loss. We have no additional information.




Additional Photographs
None at this time.




Memorials

Southsea National Naval War Memorial

Panel 47, 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 son, Derek Collins (photo, October 2005)
Monty Callow, Alumni Relations Officer, The Royal Hospital School (information, November 2016)