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Memorials to Men Lost in the sinking

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
Peter Fletcher

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Date of birth: 16th April 1906
Place of birth: Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
Parents: Peter and Ruth Fletcher
Wife: Winifred Fletcher
Previous occupation: Baker
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Stoker Petty Officer
Service Number: P/K 63995
Joined Hood: 8th September 1936 (Stoker Petty Officer)
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Stoker Petty Officer)
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Biographical Information:

Peter was born on 16th April 1906 in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland to Peter and Ruth Fletcher. He was one of ten children born to his parents. He was the husband of Winifred Fletcher, of Gosport, Hampshire. Together they had a son, Robin.

Peter was 35 years old at the time of his loss.

History of ships served in and ratings held:

Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
20th May 19242nd January 1925Victory IIStoker 2nd ClassADM362/29
3rd January 192516th March 1925RevengeStoker 2nd ClassADM362/29
17th March 192519th May 1925HermesStoker 2nd ClassADM362/29
1st May 192531st December 1928FuriousStoker 1st ClassADM362/29
20th May 19253rd June 1925HermesStoker 1st ClassADM362/29
4th June 19259th August 1925Victory IIStoker 1st ClassADM362/29
10th August 192530th April 1925Vivid II (Furious)Stoker 1st ClassADM362/29
1st January 19291st March 1929Victory II - IVActing Leading StokerADM363/225
2nd March 19295th July 1929FisgardActing Leading StokerADM363/225
6th July 192931st December 1929Victory II - IVActing Leading StokerADM363/225
1st January 19305th August 1930Victory II - IVLeading StokerADM363/225
6th August 193019th December 1932CoventryLeading StokerADM363/225
20th December 193210th February 1933Victory IILeading StokerADM363/225
11th February 19334th May 1933St. VincentLeading StokerADM363/225
5th May 19331st July 1933Victory II (Vortigern)Leading StokerADM363/225
2nd July 19335th September 1933Victory II (Vortigern)Acting Stoker Petty OfficerADM363/225
6th September 19336th October 1933Victory IIActing Stoker Petty OfficerADM363/225
7th October 19331st July 1934Victory II (Crusader)Acting Stoker Petty OfficerADM363/225
2nd July 193431st August 1934Victory II (Crusader)Stoker Petty OfficerADM363/225
1st September 193426th May 1935Victory II (Campbell)Stoker Petty OfficerADM363/225
27th May 193527th May 1935Victory II (Faulkner)Stoker Petty OfficerADM363/225
28th May 19357th September 1936Victory IIStoker Petty OfficerADM363/225
8th September 193624th May 1941HoodStoker Petty OfficerADM363/225

Additional Photographs
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)

Peter's name is in Column 1 of Panel 54.

Detail of Peter'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)
Bruce Jefferies (photo & information, September 2006)