In Remembrance of
JOHN ARTHUR GIFFEN
Stoker 2nd Class
Date Joined Hood:
John was born on 12 April 1921 in Fulham, London to Ernest and Ethel Giffen. The family later lived in West Brompton, London. John had 2 brothers, George (known as Bill) who fought in Burma and Ernest who fought in Dunkirk; also three sisters Rose, Joan and Shirley. He was 20 years old at the time of his loss. We have no additional information.
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Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 56, Column 1 (click to view panel)
Also memorialised at
Hood Chapel, Church of St John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire
None at this time.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
His niece, Jean De Mennato (photo & information, November 2016)
Rosie Smith (information, August 2002 & August 2008)
‘Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings’ (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)