-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 03-Nov-2014

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of

Photo of Stoker 2nd Class John Duffield, courtesy of Mary Mckeown, Oct 2014

Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Stoker 2nd Class
Service Number: P/KX 104064
Date Joined Hood: Unknown
Biographical Information: John was born on 04 April 1917, the second son of Thomas and Julia Duffield, of Pye Bridge, Derbyshire. He had two brothers, Lawrence and Thomas. He was educated at St Mary's Secondary School, Coatbridge and Motherwell Academy, Scotland.

He was employed as a mechanical excavator driver at Clay Quarry, Lower Somercotes. He joined the Navy in March 1940 and Hood is believed to be his only ship. HIs older brother Lawrence also served in the battle cruiser squadron.

He was 24 years old at the time of his loss. We have no additional information.

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Memorial Information
Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 56, 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
Mary Mckeown (photo & information derived from the "Derbyshire Times & Chesterfield Herald", October 2014)
‘Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings’ (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)