-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
Frank Reuben Ayling

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Date of birth: 9th November 1919
Place of birth: Portsmouth, Hampshire, England
Service: NAAFI
Rank: Canteen Assistant
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Joined Hood:
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)

Biographical Information:

Frank was born on 9th November 1919 in Portsmouth. He was a member of Hood's NAAFI canteen staff and was aged 21 at the time of his loss.

Additional Photos

L-R: Frank Ayling, unknown , Cecil Lansdowne & unknown

Cecil Lansdowne (left) & Frank Ayling (right)


Southsea National Naval War Memorial

Panel 61, Column 2

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)
Mrs D. Riley (Information and photos, March 2001)
Mr William Lansdowne (Photo of men next to 4" gun, 2000)