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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
Previous occupation: Training Ship Boy
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: P/J 98866
Joined Hood: 8th September 1936 (Able Seaman)
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Able Seaman)
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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.

History of ships served in and ratings held:

Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
14th September 192016th April 1921GangesBoy 2nd ClassADM188/844
17th April 192118th August 1921GangesBoy 1st ClassADM188/844
19th August 192114th September 1921ConquerorBoy 1st ClassADM188/844
15th September 192128th September 1922RenownBoy 1st ClassADM188/844
29th September 19221st March 1923Victory IBoy 1st ClassADM188/844
28th January 192331st January 1923VulcanOrdinary SeamanADM188/844
1st February 192331st December 1923Lucia (Adamant)Ordinary SeamanADM188/844
2nd March 192327th January 1923VulcanBoy 1st ClassADM188/844
1st January 19243rd July 1924BarhamOrdinary SeamanADM188/844
4th July 192411th November 1925BarhamAble SeamanADM188/844
12th November 192527th November 1925Victory IAble SeamanADM188/844
28th November 192515th April 1926VernonAble SeamanADM188/844
16th April 19266th October 1927Vernon (Kate Lewis)Able SeamanADM188/844
7th October 192731st March 1930EffinghamAble SeamanADM188/844
1st April 19309th May 1930Victory I - IIIAble SeamanADM363/332
10th May 193013th November 1931VernonAble SeamanADM363/332
14th November 19312nd May 1933CourageousAble SeamanADM363/332
3rd May 19335th May 1933Victory IAble SeamanADM363/332
6th May 19336th April 1934ExcellentAble SeamanADM363/332
7th April 193430th October 1934VernonAble SeamanADM363/332
31st October 193416th December 1934Tamar II (Wishart)Able SeamanADM363/332
17th December 193430th November 1935Rtamar II (Daring)Able SeamanADM363/332
1st December 19357th February 1936Victory IAble SeamanADM363/332
8th February 193620th May 1936VernonAble SeamanADM363/332
21st May 193618th August 1936Effingham (Hawkins)Able SeamanADM363/332
19th August 19367th September 1936HawkinsAble SeamanADM363/332
8th September 193624th May 1941HoodAble SeamanADM363/332

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)

Reginald's name is in Column 3 of Panel 47.

Detail of Reginald'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)
His son, Derek Collins (photo, October 2005)
Monty Callow, Alumni Relations Officer, The Royal Hospital School (information, November 2016)