-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
Gordon Victor Collis

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Date of birth: 6th October 1923
Place of birth: Beckenham, Kent, England
Parents: Alfred and Lily Collis
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Boy 1st Class
Service Number: P/JX 162302
Joined Hood:
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)







Biographical Information:

Gordon was born on 6th October 1923 to parents Alfred and Lily Collis, of Westhampnett, Sussex. He was the 11th of 12th children in the family. He joined the Navy at age 15 and was subsequently traned at H.M.S. St Vincent. He was 17 years old at the time of his loss.




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Memorials

Southsea National Naval War Memorial

Panel 51, 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 great-nephew & great-niece, Colin Croucher & Teresa Newell (photo & information, March 2009)