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

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
John Arkinstall

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Date of birth: 29th September 1911
Place of birth: Alverstoke, Hampshire, England
Parents: Thomas & Ellen Arkinsall
Wife: Edith Arkinsall
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Leading Seaman
Service Number: P/JX 129315
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

Jack, as he was known, was born on 29th September 1911 in Alverstoke, Gosport to Thomas and Ellen Arkinstall. He was the husband of Edith Arkinstall. He was serving in Hood as an Acting Leading Seaman (Temporary) at the time of the sinking. He was 29 years old at the time of his loss.

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None at this time.

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)

John's name is in Column 3 of Panel 46.

Detail of John'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)
His nephew, Barry Buxey (photo & information, February 2014)