-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-May-2014

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of

Photo of Signalman Howard Lewis Charles King, courtesy of his nephew, Robert Charles Harvey, December 2003
Service: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
Rank: Signalman
Service Number: C/LD X. 4228
Date Joined Hood: 1941
Biographical Information: Howard was born on 21 February 1916 in Forest Gate, London to parents Charles & Christine King. He had one sister, Irene. Howard was serving in H.M.S. Cumberland when he was temporarily drafted to Hood as a replacement for a signalman who had came down with appendicitis. He was 25 years old at the time of his loss. We have no additional information.

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Memorial Information
Chatham Naval Memorial, Panel 50, Column 2 (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
Howard's nephew, Robert Charles Harvey (photo & information, January 2004)
‘Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings’ (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)