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In Remembrance of
Ronald Dennis

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Date of birth: 20th January 1918
Place of birth: Basford, Nottinghamshire, England
Parents: Sidney and Alice Dennis
Wife: Lilian Dennis
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: P/JX 157895
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

Ronald was born on 20th January 1918 in Basford, Nottinghamshire to Sidney and Alice Dennis. He was the husband of Lilian Dennis, of Bulwell, Nottinghamshire. He was 23 years old at the time of his loss.

More detail about Ronald's life was provided by his brother, Alec, to a local newspaper in 2011. See 'additional photos' below.

Additional Photos

Believed to be Hood's football team. Ronald Dennis, in black, was the goalkeeper.

Notice of Ronald's death in the local newspaper.

Reminiscence by Ronald's brother, Alec, sent to the Nottingham Post in 2011.

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

Photos of the memorial

Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea, Hampshire, England

Photos of the memorial

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

Ronald's name is in Column 3 of Panel 47.

Detail of Ronald'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)
Nigel Flitter (photo, October 2008 - since identified as not being of Ronald Dennis.)
Mr Les Dennis, nephew, photos and biographical detail December 2021, substituting correct photo of Ronald for an incorrect one.