-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
John Gordon Allen

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Date of birth: 30th May 1919
Place of birth: Salisbury, Wiltshire, England
Service: Royal Marines
Rank: Marine
Service Number: PO/X 2182
Joined Hood:
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)








Biographical Information:

"Jack", as he was known to his friends, was born on 30th May 1919 in Salisbury, Wiltshire. He was a keen athlete at school and excelled in a number of sports. He was employed as an apprentice gas fitter before the war. Jack received his Royal Marine training at Deal. He was 21 years old at the time of his loss.




Additional Photographs
None at this time.




Memorials

Southsea National Naval War Memorial

Panel 58, 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)
Jack's half-brother, Mr Ted Smith (information, Dec 2001)