Joseph Reuben Hood was the son of Reuben and Winifred Daisy Ada Minnie (Collins) Hood, of Redhill, Surrey, he enlisted in the General Service Corps, and volunteered for Airborne Forces.
Private Hood successfully completed glider training and was posted to 2nd (Airborne) Battalion, Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry, and took part in Operation Varsity (Rhine Crossing).
Pte Hood was killed in action on 24 March 1945, aged 20, and was given a field burial at Hamminkeln, Germany, and was re-interred to Reichswald Forest War Cemetery on 24 March 1947.
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