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H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour
Memorials to Men Lost in the sinking

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
James Daniel Gardner

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Date of birth: 25th March 1907
Place of birth: Marylebone, London, England
Parents: Emily Gardner
Wife: Ivy Gardner
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Petty Officer Telegraphist
Service Number: P/J 106214
Joined Hood: 22nd September 1940 (Acting Petty Officer Telegraphist)
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Acting Petty Officer Telegraphist)
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Biographical Information:

James was born on 25th March 1907 in Marylebone, London to Emily Gardner. He was the husband of Ivy Gardner, of Reading, Berkshire. He was a recipient of the Croix de Guerre, R.N. He was serving as an Acting Petty Officer Telegraphist and was 34 years old at the time of his loss.

History of ships served in and rate held:

Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
19th September 192212th April 1923ImpregnableBoy 2nd ClassADM188/859
13th April 19232nd June 1923GangesBoy 2nd ClassADM188/859
3rd June 192314th January 1924GangesBoy 1st ClassADM188/859
15th January 192412th May 1924ThundererBoy TelegraphistADM188/859
13th May 192422nd September 1924BarhamBoy TelegraphistADM188/859
23rd September 192420th September 1925BarhamOrdinary TelegraphistADM188/859
21st September 192511th November 1925BarhamTelegraphistADM188/859
12th November 192518th November 1925Victory ITelegraphistADM188/859
19th November 192526th May 1926Osprey (Rocket)TelegraphistADM188/859
27th May 192613th June 1926Osprey (Thruster)TelegraphistADM188/859
14th June 192629th June 1926Victory ITelegraphistADM188/859
30th June 192611th May 1928Iron DukeTelegraphistADM188/859
12th May 19287th January 1929BenbowTelegraphistADM188/859
8th January 19295th March 1929Victory I - IITelegraphistADM363/361
6th March 192910th April 1929Constance (Tilbury)TelegraphistADM363/361
11th April 19299th April 1930Victory I - IITelegraphistADM363/361
10th April 19305th March 1931Egmont II - II (Antelope)TelegraphistADM363/361
6th March 193131st May 1931Egmont II - II (Wolsey)TelegraphistADM363/361
1st June 193120th August 1932Egmont II - II (Antelope)TelegraphistADM363/361
21st August 19325th October 1932Victory II (Antelope)TelegraphistADM363/361
6th October 193217th November 1932Victory ITelegraphistADM363/361
18th November 193229th November 1932Victory IActing Leading TelegraphistADM363/361
30th November 19326th March 1933Vernon (Horsea Island)Acting Leading TelegraphistADM363/361
7th March 19331st September 1933Dolphin (SC)Acting Leading TelegraphistADM363/361
2nd September 193317th November 1933Victory IActing Leading TelegraphistADM363/361
18th November 193311th January 1934Vivtory ILeading TelegraphistADM363/361
12th January 193431st January 1934CormorantLeading TelegraphistADM363/361
1st February 19346th September 1936Cormorant (Shamrock)Leading TelegraphistADM363/361
7th September 193626th September 1936Victory II (Shamrock)Leading TelegraphistADM363/361
27th September 193621st November 1936Victory ILeading TelegraphistADM363/361
22nd November 19362nd June 1937Victory IActing Petty Officer TelegraphistADM363/361
3rd June 193724th June 1937St. VincentActing Petty Officer TelegraphistADM363/361
25th June 19375th July 1937Victory IActing Petty Officer TelegraphistADM363/361
6th July 19371st September 1937CardiffActing Petty Officer TelegraphistADM363/361
2nd September 193728th November 1937Victory IActing Petty Officer TelegraphistADM363/361
29th November 193730th March 1938NelsonActing Petty Officer TelegraphistADM363/361
31st March 19386th May 1938DunedinLeading TelegraphistADM363/361
7th May 193831st August 1938DunedinLeading TelegraphistADM363/361
1st September 193813th January 1939CoventryLeading TelegraphistADM363/361
14th January 19391st April 1940NelsonLeading TelegraphistADM363/361
2nd April 194016th June 1940Victory IIILeading TelegraphistADM363/361
17th June 19406th August 1940NelsonLeading TelegraphistADM363/361
7th August 194030th August 1940NelsonActing Petty Officer TelegraphistADM363/361
31st August 194027th September 1940Victory IActing Petty Officer TelegraphistADM363/361
28th September 194024th May 1941HoodActing Petty Officer TelegraphistADM363/361

Additional Photographs
None at this time.

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)

James's name is in Column 2 of Panel 52.

Detail of James'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)