-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
Robert Elliott Collinson

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Date of birth: 18th November 1924
Place of birth: Ismailia, Egypt
Parents: George and Daisy Collinson
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Boy 1st Class
Service Number: P/JX 181937
Joined Hood:
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)







Biographical Information:

Robert was born 18th November 1924 in Ismalia, where his father was stationed in the RAF. He was the son of George and Daisy Collinson, of Weston Turville, Buckinghamshire. Robert and his two brothers were educated at the school near RAF Halton.

Robert trained at TS Arethusa and Hood was his only posting. He was 16 years old at the time of his loss - the second youngest person lost in the sinking of Hood.





Additional Photos



A photo of Robert on Coombe Hill, taken during his last leave shortly before being posted to Hood





Memorials

Southsea National Naval War Memorial

Panel 57, 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)
Robert's cousin, Gladys Martin (photo, 2001)