-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 Arthur Harris

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Date of birth: 6th February 1901
Place of birth: Blandford, Dorset, England
Parents: Ephriam and Mary Harris
Wife: Christina Harris
Previous occupation: Canteen Worker
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Chief Mechanician
Service Number: P/K 55341
Joined Hood: 1st July 1938 (Chief Mechanician 2nd Class)
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Chief Mechanician)
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Biographical Information:

Charles was born on 6th February 1901 in Blandford, Dorset to parents Ephriam and Mary Harris. He was the husband of Christina Harris, of Poole, Dorsetshire. He was 40 years old at the time of his loss.

History of ships served in and rate held:

Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
28th February 191916th May 1919[Illegible]Stoker 2nd ClassADM188/971
17th May 19193rd June 1919[Illegible]Acting Stoker 1st ClassADM188/971
4th June 191911th November 1919AquariusActing Stoker 1st ClassADM188/971
12th November 191917th February 1920AquariusStoker 1st ClassADM188/971
18th February 192013th March 1920VictoryStoker 1st ClassADM188/971
14th March 192019th November 1920RenownStoker 1st ClassADM188/971
20th November 192030th November 1920Victory IIStoker 1st ClassADM188/971
1st December 192010th October 1921Dido (Rocket)Stoker 1st ClassADM188/971
11th October 192130th November 1921Victory IIStoker 1st ClassADM188/971
1st December 192131st March 1922[Illegible]Stoker 1st ClassADM188/971
1st April 192215th July 1922YarmouthStoker 1st ClassADM188/971
16th July 192230th August 1922Victory IIStoker 1st ClassADM188/971
31st August 192216th April 1924CenturionStoker 1st ClassADM188/971
17th April 192423rd April 1924CenturionActing Leading StokerADM188/971
24th April 19242nd September 1924Victory IIActing Leading StokerADM188/971
3rd September 19244th December 1924FisgardActing Leading StokerADM188/971
5th December 192431st December 1924FisgardActing Stoker Petty OfficerADM188/971
1st January 19252nd January 1925Victory IIActing Stoker Petty OfficerADM188/971
3rd January 19252nd November 1925ArgusActing Stoker Petty OfficerADM188/971
3rd November 192530th November 1925Victory IIActing Stoker Petty OfficerADM188/971
1st December 19254th December 1925YarmouthActing Stoker Petty OfficerADM188/971
5th December 19251st May 1926YarmouthStoker Petty OfficerADM188/971
2nd May 192630th December 1926RevengeStoker Petty OfficerADM188/971
31st December 192620th December 1928Vivid IIStoker Petty OfficerADM188/971
21st December 192831st December 1928Victory IIStoker Petty OfficerADM188/971
1st January 192929th April 1929Victory II - VActing MechanicianADM363/131
30th April 192929th May 1930FuriousActing MechanicianADM363/131
30th May 193030th June 1930FuriousMechanicianADM363/131
1st July 193010th September 1930Victory II - VMechanicianADM363/131
11th September 193024th April 1935Royal SovereignMechanicianADM363/131
25th April 193531st October 1935Victory IIMechanicianADM363/131
1st November 193531st October 1936Victory IIActing Chief Mechanician 2nd ClassADM363/131
1st November 19367th July 1937Victory IIChief Mechanician 2nd ClassADM363/131
8th July 19375th March 1938CyclopsChief Mechanician 2nd ClassADM363/131
6th March 193830th June 1938Douglas (Cyclops)Chief Mechanician 2nd ClassADM363/131
1st July 193824th May 1941HoodChief Mechanician 2nd ClassADM363/131

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)

Charles's name is in Column 3 of Panel 53.

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)
Doug Harris (photo, 2001)
The National Archives (ADM 188/971)