-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 Arthur Griffin

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Date of birth: 25th October 1921
Place of birth: Alresford, Hampshire, England
Parents: Mr. and Mrs. C. Griffin
Service: Royal Marines
Rank: Marine
Service Number: PO/X 3811
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

Charles was born on 25th October 1921 in Alresford, Hampshire to Mr. and Mrs. C. Griffin. The family later lived in Ropley, Hampshire. He was a member of Hood's Number Four 4" gun crew. Charles was 19 years old at the time of his loss.

Additional Photos

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

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
Jack Norman and Janice Rackstraw (photo, July 2012)
Mrs TM Southgate (photo, April 2004)