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Memorials to Men Lost in the sinking

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
Ronald Molyneux Gale

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Date of birth: 1st October 1920
Place of birth: Colchester, Essex, England
Parents: George and Maude Gale
Wife: Joan Gale
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Stoker 1st Class
Service Number: P/KX 95938
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

Ronald was born on 1st October 1920 in Colchester, Essex to George and Maude Gale. He was the husband of Joan Gale, of Fishbourne, Sussex. He was 20 years old at the time of his loss.

Additional Photos

The wedding of Ronald and Joan, 8 February 1941

Hood Chapel, Church of St. John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire, England

Photos of the memorial

Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea, Hampshire, England

Photos of the memorial

The part of the memorial in which the Hood casualty names can be found.
(Panels 45 to 61)

Ronald's name is in Column 1 of Panel 55.

Detail of Ronald's name.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
Ronald's brother, Reg Gale (photos, 2001 & 2012)