-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
Charles Walter Eric Gibbs

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Date of birth: 21st September 1920
Place of birth: Chertsey, Surrey, England
Parents: James and Eva Gibbs
Wife: M. Gibbs
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Leading Signalman
Service Number: P/JX 147543
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

Eric, as he was known, was born on 21st September 1920 in Chertsey, Surrey to James and Eva gibbs. The family later live in West End, Woking, Surrey. He was the husband of M. Gibbs. He was serving as an Acting Leading Signalman and was 20 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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Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea, Hampshire, England


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Sources
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
Helen Pink (photo & information, October 2008)