-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
Jack Ford

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Date of birth: 25th January 1923
Place of birth: Fernhurst, Sussex, England
Parents: Ernest and Ida Ford
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: P/JX 158900
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

Jack was born on 25th January 1923 to Ernest and Ida Ford, of Fernhurst, Sussex. He attended The Royal Hospital School, Holbrook from September 1934 to June 1938. He entered the Navy and was trained at H.M.S. St. Vincent. He was 18 years old at the time of his loss.

Additional Photos

A photo of Jack during gunnery training

Jack on leave

Jack and his bicycle

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)

Jack's name is in Column 1 of Panel 48.

Detail of Jack'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)
Jack's sister, Beryl Ford (photos, 2001)
Monty Callow, Alumni Relations Officer, The Royal Hospital School (information, November 2016)