-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 08-Mar-2010

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
VALENTINE DRUKEN

Photo of Ordinary Seaman Velentine Druken, courtesy of the Druken family, Jim Roache and Mike Laurie, May 2006

1941 Newfoundland flag

Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Ordinary Seaman
Service Number: P/JX 220988
Date Joined Hood: Unknown
Biographical Information: Valentine was born on 14 February 1914 in Topsail, Newfoundland to Michael and Ellen Druken. The family later lived in St. Thomas' Line (Paradise), Newfoundland. He was a member of the Newfoundland Overseas Forestry Unit (NOFU No. 0311) and was later transferred to the Royal Navy. Hood is believed to have been his only ship. He was 27 years old at the time of his loss. We have no additional information.

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Memorial Information
Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 58, Column 2 (click to view panel)
Also memorialised at
Newfoundland Book of Remembrance
and
Hood Chapel, Church of St John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire
Additional Photographs
Photo of Ordinary Seaman Velentine Druken, courtesy of the Druken family, Jim Roache and Mike Laurie, May 2006
Sources
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Canadian Virtual War Memorial
The Druken Family with the cooperation of Jim Roache & Mike Laurie (photo & information, May 2006)
‘Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings’ (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)