-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
James Boxall Diggens

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Date of birth: 19th April 1922
Place of birth: Chertsey, Surrey, England
Parents: James and Edith Diggens
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: P/JX 155710
Joined Hood:
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)







Biographical Information:

James was born on 19th April 1922 in Chertsey, Surrey, the only child of James and Edith Diggens. The family later lived in Hayling Island, Hampshire. He was 19 years old at the time of his loss.




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Memorials

Southsea National Naval War Memorial

Panel 47, 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)
Martin Diggens (November 2013)