-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 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:
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)

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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Southsea National Naval War Memorial

Panel 46, Column 3

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

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)