-H.M.S. Hood Crew Information-
H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour
Memorials to Men Lost in the sinking

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
Arthur Jack Cox

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Date of birth: 4th November 1922
Place of birth: Reading, Berkshire, England
Parents: William and Alice Cox
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Ordinary Seaman
Service Number: P/JX 162299
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

Arthur was born on 4th November 1922 to William and Alice Cox, of Reading, Berkshire. The photo below shows Arthur with his friend Rupert Thomas Swanborough, also from Reading. Arthur was 18 years old at the time of his loss.

Additional Photos

Arthur (right) with his friend Rupert Swanborough (q.v.) who was also from Reading and also lost his life in Hood's sinking.

Hood Chapel, Church of St. John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire, England

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Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea, Hampshire, England

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The part of the memorial in which the Hood casualty names can be found.
(Panels 45 to 61)

Arthur's name is in Column 2 of Panel 50.

Detail of Arthur'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)
Mike Nottage (photo from Reading Standard) 4th March 2022
Sean Taplin, great-nephew of Arthur's friend Rupert Swanborough, information and photo January 2024.