-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
Cyril Austin Cox

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Date of birth: 3rd January 1917
Place of birth: Trealaw, Glamorgan, Wales
Parents: Thomas and Beatrice Cox
Wife: Marian Cox
Previous occupation: Decorator
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Stoker 1st Class
Service Number: P/KX 106938
Joined Hood: 2 September 1940
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)





Biographical Information:

Cyril was born on 3rd January 1917 in Trelaw, Glamorgan, Wales to Thomas and Beatrice Cox. He was the husband of Marian Cox, of Worthing, Sussex. He attended St. Andrews School in Worthing. He was also known to be a keen Scout. Before joining the Navy he was a decorator for local firm E. Snewin.

Cyril joined the Royal Navy on 1 May 1940, at HMS Royal Arthur, the new entry establishment located in Skegness. Following his initial training, he was drafted to naval barracks in HMS Victory II. HMS Hood was his first 'complement billet' on the Royal Navy's trained strength.

Cyril was 24 years old at the time of his loss. We have no additional information.





Additional Photos



Cyril Cox standing at rear.




Cyril Cox at front right.




Cyril Cox at front right.





Memorials

Southsea National Naval War Memorial

Panel 55, Column 1






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






St Andrew's Boys' School, Worthing






Worthing War Memorial






Worthing War Memorial WWII Detail









Sources
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
Paul Holden (photo, May 2004)
Jan Flowers (information, Feb 2005)
Mr Ronald Cox (son) and Mrs Evelyn Cox information and multiple photos 2020