-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
CHARLES JOHN NEWELL

Photo of Able Seaman Charles John Newell, courtesy of John McIvor, August 2005
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: P/JX 152357
Date Joined Hood: 18 March 1941
Biographical Information: 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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Memorial Information
Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 49, 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.
Sources
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
John McIvor (photo & information, August 2005)