-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

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
Samuel Gaudet

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Date of birth: 27th August 1917
Place of birth: Stephenville, Newfoundland
Parents: Octave and Mary Gaudet
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Ordinary Seaman
Service Number: P/JX 212478
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

Samuel was born on 27th August 1917 to Octave and Mary Gaudet, of Stephenville, Newfoundland. He was a member of the Newfoundland Overseas Forestry Unit (NOFU No. 0421) and was later transferred to the Royal Navy. Hood is believed to have been his only ship. He was the second cousin of Joseph and William Gallant, both of whom were also lost in the sinking. Samuel was 23 years old at the time of his loss.





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

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Newfoundland Book of Remembrance, , , Virtual

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Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea, Hampshire, England

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





Samuel's name is in Column 2 of Panel 58.





Detail of Samuel's name.






Sources
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
Jim Roache (biographical information, May 2006)
Ivan MacDonald (information, February 2007)
Samuel's grand-nephew, Ray Russell (information, June 2003)
Samuel's great-nephew David Barnes (photo, October 2004)