-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
Frank Sidney Fowler

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Date of birth: 11th March 1923
Place of birth: Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
Parents: Frank and Robina Fowler
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Ordinary Signalman
Service Number: P/JX 162503
Joined Hood: Late 1940
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Ordinary Signalman)
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Biographical Information:

Frank was born on 11th March 1923 in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, the second son of Frank and Robina Fowler. The family later lived at Ireland Cottage in Warsash, Hampshire.

Frank was trained at H.M.S. St. Vincent. He is known to have been an excellent sportsman who was awarded several sports medals. He is believed to have joined Hood in late 1940. He was 18 years old at the time of his loss.

Additional Photos

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)

Frank's name is in Column 2 of Panel 52.

Detail of Frank'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)
Simon Hart (photo, May 2009)
Hants Telegraph, 13 June 1941 (photo & information, April 2019)