-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
Ernest Frank Balsdon

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Date of birth: 14th October 1920
Place of birth: Hove, Sussex, England
Parents: George and Florence May Balsdon
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Stoker 1st Class
Service Number: P/KX 96073
Joined Hood:
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)







Biographical Information: Ernest was born on 14th October 1920 to George and Florence Balsdon, of Hove, Sussex. He was 20 years old at the time of his loss.


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Memorials

Southsea National Naval War Memorial

Panel 54, Column 3






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









Sources
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)