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

We will remember them
Chainbar divider

In Remembrance of
Joseph Milligan Anderson

Photo of
Date of birth: 24th December 1922
Place of birth: Redding, Stirling, Scotland
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Ordinary Seaman
Service Number: P/JX 157287
Joined Hood: Before July 1940
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Ordinary Seaman)
Click here to print memorial poster

Biographical Information:

Joseph was born on 24th December 1924 in Redding, Stirlingshire, Scotland. He was 18 years old at the time of his loss.

Additional Photos

A letter to home written by Joseph in July 1940. It describes the action at Oran/Mers el-Kebir.

Page two of the letter

Page three of the letter

Page four of the letter

The final page of the letter

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)

Joseph's name is in Column 1 of Panel 50.

Detail of Joseph'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)
Joseph's great-niece, Claire Anderson (photo & letter, December 2001)