-H.M.S. Hood Crew Information-
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
Charles Frederick David Ball

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Date of birth: 7th February 1914
Place of birth: Brighton, Sussex, England
Wife: Gladys Agnes Ball
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: P/JX 174099
Joined Hood: 1940 or earlier
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Able Seaman)
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Biographical Information: Charles was born on 7th February 1914 in Brighton. He was the husband of Gladys Ball, of Kemp Town, Brighton. He was 27 years old at the time of his loss.

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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)

Charles's name is in Column 1 of Panel 47.

Detail of Charles'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)
ADM 101/565 (National Archives)