In Remembrance of
CHARLES JOHN NEWELL
Date Joined Hood:
18 March 1941
Charlie, as he was known to family and friends, was born on 21 April 1921 in Farnham, Hampshire to parents Harry and Annie Newell, of Aldershot. He was trained as an apprentice sawyer until joining the Royal Navy in March 1937. He was trained at H.M.S. St Vincent
until January 1938. He was thn briefly assigned to the following ships in 1938: H.M.S. Ramillies
, H.M.S. Iron Duke
and H.M.S. Nelson
. He remained aboard the Nelson
until July 1939, when he was transferred to H.M.S. Victory
Charlie joined H.M.S. Hood briefly in January 1940. He was then assigned to H.M.S. Victory. He joined Hood again on 18 March 1941. Charlie was 20 years old at the time of his loss. We have no additional information.
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