-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

Updated 01-Jan-2020

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of

Photo of Chief Petty Officer William Frederick Richard Burningham, courtesy of his niece Rosina Markey, November 2008
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Chief Petty Officer
Service Number: P/J 79704
Date Joined Hood: 08 September 1936
Biographical Information: Bill, as he was known, was born on 01 April 1902 in Huntsdon, Sussex. He was the husband of Ann Burningham, of Southbourne, Sussex. He is known to have had at least one brother, Ernest and one sister, Florence. He was 39 years old at the time of his loss. We have no additional information.

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Memorial Information
Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 46, Column 1 (click to view panel)
Also memorialised at
Hood Chapel, Church of St John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire
Additional Photographs
None at this time.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
His great-niece, Dianne Johansson (information, April 2019)
His niece, Rosina Markey (photo, November 2008)
‘Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings’ (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)